Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
Buried Railway Trestle and Buried Gorge
Erected by the Niagara Parks Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural Features • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 43° 7.43′ N, 79° 4.65′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. 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 ON 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 Whirlpool Rapids Gorge (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); 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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Also see . . . 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 completely buried in the fill. In the photo, stone is already seen dumped at the bottom left. To the right this ravine was filled in, now the Niagara Parkway runs there, as well as part of the golf course. To the left the ravine is still open, dropping quickly and directly to the cul-de-sac (Submitted on December 10, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.