Charlottetown, Prince Edward IslandThe first Hillsborough Bridge was constructed as a railway link to the southeastern part of the Island, although it was also a carriage bridge, too. The steel structure consisted of 12 spans. To facilitate river traffic it had a swing span over the deepest water. The bridge opened with great celebration in 1905 and served the communities on the Murray Harbour Line well until the mid 1950's when it was judged unsafe for the trains. For the next twelve years, it served only automobile traffic. A new structure was opened in 1962, and more recently that bridge has been expanded and now accommodates four lanes of traffic coming to and from the Capital City.
|Placed By||City of Charlottetown|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 1:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||20T E 490629 N 5120054|
|Decimal Degrees||46.23400000, -63.12153333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 46° 14.04', W 63° 7.292'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||46° 14' 2.4" N, 63° 7' 17.52" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 178-188 Water St, Charlottetown Prince Edward Island , CA|
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