Military Engineers
Centennial 2003

Trans Canada Trail Foundation

Gold River Bridge


Gold River
Lunenburg County
Nova Scotia

Located on the Gold River, between Croft Road and Beech Hill Road




Project
Gold River Bridge, Gold River, Nova Scotia
Type of project:
      Restoration for recreational use,
      113 m railway bridge and trestle
Work completed: August 2001
By: 143 Airfield Engineering Flight, Bridgewater, NS
Note: Completed in just three days
Thanks to:
      Municipality of Chester
      Nova Scotia Sport and Recreation Commission
      Trans Canada Trail Foundation
      Centennial 2003 corporate partners





Gold River Bridge with new deck and handrail by Military Engineers
Gold River Bridge, with new deck and handrail built in August 2001
by military engineers of 143 Airfield Engineering Flight, Bridgewater.

Photographed on 29 April 2005



Gold River Bridge with new deck and handrail by Military Engineers

Photographed on 31 October 2002



The last train crossed this bridge on 19 September 1991.
It was a long, heavy train, powered by six CNR diesel-electric locomotives.
Gold River Bridge with new deck and handrail by Military Engineers
This bridge was built about 1905 by the Halifax & South Western Railway,
a subsidiary of the Canadian Northern Railway controlled by the legendary Mackenzie and Mann.

Photographed on 15 November 2002



Gold River Bridge with new deck and handrail by Military Engineers

Photographed on 15 November 2002



Gold River Bridge with new deck and handrail by Military Engineers

Photographed on 29 April 2005



Gold River Bridge with new deck and handrail by Military Engineers

Photographed on 29 April 2005



Gold River Bridge with new deck and handrail by Military Engineers
The Gold River looking upstream – the railway bridge can be seen in the distance.

Photographed on 15 November 2002



Gold River Bridge, with deck and handrail by Military Engineers

Photographed on 17 April 2008



Map showing large bridges on Trans Canada Trail in Lunenburg County
Map showing large bridges on Trans Canada Trail in Lunenburg County.





Also see:   Military Engineers: Alderney Landing Pavilion

Also see:   Military Engineers: Martins River Bridge

Also see:   Halifax and Southwestern Railway by Wikipedia




Canadian Military Engineers 2003
Bridges for Canada

Bridges Renovated in Nova Scotia Under the Program:

•  Celtic Crossing, Inverness, Inverness County
•  Ghost Beach Bridge, Troy, Inverness County
•  Gold River Bridge, Gold River, Lunenburg County
•  Guysborough County Bridges, Guysborough County
•  Haliburton Gut Bridge, Pictou, Pictou County
•  Inverness County Bridges, Cape Breton Trail, Inverness County
•  Martins Brook Bridge, Martins Brook, Lunenburg County
•  Martins River Bridge, Martins River, Lunenburg County
•  Mush-A-Mush Bridge, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County
•  River John Bridge, River John Village, Pictou County
•  Rocky Run Bridge, Lawrencetown, Halifax Regional Municipality
•  Tatamagouche Bridges, Tatamagouche, Colchester County





Links to Relevant Websites
Canadian Military Engineers 2003
Bridges for Canada

Military Engineers Alderney Landing Pavilion, Dartmouth
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/alderneylanding.html


Bridges for Canada Trans Canada Trail
    http://www.tctrail.ca/index.php?section_id=74&lang=en


Trans Canada Trail Report 2005
    http://www.tctrail.ca/docs/2005trailreport-EN.pdf

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Trans Canada Trail Report 2005

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This link was accessed and found to be valid on 23 October 2007.

      What could be a more perfect partnership than Canada's Military Engineers
and the Trans Canada Trail?  With their centenary coming up in 2003, Canada's
Military Engineers were seeking a bold project to commemorate their first hundred
years.  For a corps whose mission includes conjuring up structures capable of
supporting an army, the idea of building bridges to conquer nature's obstacles
was a natural.  A partnership with the Trans Canada Trail provided an ideal
project – CME 2003: Bridges for Canada.

      A three-year cooperative effort that began in 2000, the program was aimed
at helping communities along the Trans Canada Trail construct and restore bridges.
Not only would it benefit all Canadians, but also it would provide practical field
training for military engineers, engineering students and cadets.  Over thirty bridges
have been built,one of which is now the longest pedestrian bridge in Canada.
Many were restoration projects: in some cases, abandoned railway bridges
transformed into safe and solid Trail structures.

      Each local project began with the Military Engineers surveying the terrain and
determining the type of work to be done.  Then local community Trail builders,
working with the Trans Canada Trail Foundation, set about raising the funds for
materials and equipment.  The Canadian Military Engineers have indeed marked
their centenary in spectacular fashion.  The Bridges for Canada project has made
a monumental contribution to the advancement of the Trail, leaving a legacy that
will endure for years...


Long Term Trans Canada Trail Concept in Nova Scotia
    http://www.halifaxurbangreenway.org/maps/tct_concept_ns.JPG

On 25 April 2002 the National Launch of the
Centennial of Canadian Military Engineers 2003
took place at 14 Airfield Engineering Squadron
(14 AES) located in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
It  marked  the  beginning  of  two  years  of
nation-wide celebrations and commemorations
29 April 2002  through  29 April 2004...


National Launch of the Centennial of Canadian Military Engineers 2003
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The Centennial of Canadian Military Engineers — Bridges for Canada
    http://www.cme-2003-gmc.org/bridges_e/about_e.htm

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CME 2003 The Centennial of Canadian Military Engineers
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The Centennial of Canadian Military Engineers — Map of Nova Scotia
    http://cme-2003-gmc.org/bridges/NS_Map_e.shtml

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Martins River Bridge
    http://cmea-agmc.ca/Communiques/02.07.MartinsRiver_e.pdf


The Centennial of Canadian Military Engineers — Martins River Bridge
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The Centennial of Canadian Military Engineers — Ghost Beach Bridge
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The Centennial of Canadian Military Engineers — Challenging a Ghost
    http://www.cme-2003-gmc.org/herit/ghost.pdf

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No. 2 Construction Battalion
    http://cmea-agmc.ca/history_Pictou_e.asp


The Centennial of Canadian Military Engineers — No. 2 Construction Batallion
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The Centennial of Canadian Military Engineers — British Commonwealth Air Training Plan
    http://www.cme-2003-gmc.org/herit/BC_Air_Training_e.htm

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The Centennial of Canadian Military Engineers — A Cape Breton Fortress
    http://www.cme-2003-gmc.org/herit/nb02_e.htm

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"...the British captured the fortress in 1758 during the Seven Years War
after a seven week siege by 16,000 troops supported by 150 ships..."

The Centennial of Canadian Military Engineers — Halifax: First Home of the Engineers
    http://www.cme-2003-gmc.org/herit/Halifax_e.htm

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Canada's First Military Flight
On the 23 July 1909, Mr. J.A.D. McCurdy and F.W. Baldwin ... began to assemble
two aircraft delivered by rail from Braddock (sic, should be Baddeck), Nova Scotia...
On 2 Aug 1909, Baldwin and McCurdy made four successful take-offs and landings...
    http://mypage.uniserve.ca/%7Eecho2/Don.htm#Flight


The Centennial of Canadian Military Engineers — Engineers Fly First
    http://www.cme-2003-gmc.org/herit/nb01_e.htm

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Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
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Military Engineers Military Engineers Alderney Landing Pavilion, Dartmouth
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/alderneylanding.html


Military Engineers: Martins River Bridge Military Engineers Martins River Bridge
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/martinsriver.html


Chester Basin war memorial Chester Basin war memorial Chester Basin
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/chbasinm.html


Chester war memorial Chester war memorial Chester
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/chesmem.html


Chester bronze cannons Chester bronze cannons Chester
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/chesbronzcann.html


Norwegian war memorial at Chester Norwegian war memorial at Chester Chester
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/norchest.html


Chester firemen memorial Chester volunteer firemen memorial Chester
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/chesfire.html


New Ross war memorial New Ross war memorial New Ross
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/rossmem.html


Parkdale-Maplewood war memorial Parkdale-Maplewood war memorial Parkdale-Maplewood
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/parkmaple.html


Veterans' Memorial Bridge Veterans' Memorial Bridge Bridgewater
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/bridgelahave.html


Hubbards war memorial Hubbards war memorial Hubbards
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Upper Northfield: war memorial Upper Northfield war memorial Upper Northfield
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/uppernorthm.html


West Northfield: war memorial West Northfield war memorial West Northfield
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/westnorthfld.html


Riverport war memorial Riverport war memorial Riverport
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/riverport.html


Riverport: John Philip Ritcey monument Ritcey monument Riverport
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/ritceymon.html


Mosher memorial Mosher memorial Lower LaHave
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/moshermem.html


Five Houses cannon Five Houses cannon Lower LaHave
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/5housescann.html


Blockhouse Hill cannon Blockhouse Hill cannon Lunenburg
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/blockhsecann.html


Camp Norway memorial Camp Norway memorial Lunenburg
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/norwaycmp.html


Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, Bayswater Swissair Flight 111 Memorial Bayswater
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/swissbaysw.html


Fort Point monument Fort Point monument LaHave
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/lahavefpm.html


Montbeliard monument Montbeliard monument Lunenburg
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/montbeliard.html


Schooner Bluenose plaque Schooner Bluenose plaque Lunenburg
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/bluenosem.html


Sack-of-Lunenburg plaque 1782 Sack of Lunenburg plaque Lunenburg
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/sacklunen.html


Chester Basin: Delbert Webber, blacksmith shop Delbert Webber, blacksmith shop Chester Basin
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The Ovens Gold Mines plaque The Ovens Gold Mines plaque The Ovens
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/ovensgold.html


Lunenburg: Temperance Fountain Temperance Fountain Lunenburg
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