Niagara Falls in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
Buried Railway Trestle and Buried Gorge
Erected by the Niagara Parks Commission.
Location. 43° 7.43′ N, 79° 4.65′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker is on Niagara Parkway just north of Whirlpool Road, on the right when traveling north. It is on the Niagara River Recreation Trail that parallels the parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6V5, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Niagara Falls Park and River Railway (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Niagara River Recreation Trail (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Thompson Point (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Whirlpool Rapids Gorge (approx. 0.9 kilometers Niagara Spanish Aero Car (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Eddy Basin (approx. 1.1 kilometers away in the U.S.); Challenging the Whirlpool Rapids (approx. 1.1 kilometers away in the U.S.); Niagara Gorge Natural History (approx. 1.1 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
More about this marker. Historical marker is located approximately half way between the two cut-stone markers.
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1. Photograph of trestle at the Bowman Ravine. Record of photograph in the Niagara Falls Foundation Collection at the Niagara Falls Public Library. It has this note: “In 1903 the trestle was buried when the ravine underneath it was filled with rock debris excavated from the wheel pit of the Canadian Niagara Power House.” (Submitted on December 10, 2014.)
2. Niagara Falls Then and Now, Buildings lost, Buildings found. Scroll down to see another photograph of the trestle. “This ravine below the bridge was slowly filled in with tailings from the construction of the Canadian Niagara Power Co. electric generating station pits located just above Niagara Falls. The ravine was filled by 1903, at which point the bridge was (Submitted on December 10, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.