Engineering News-Record Volume 14
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...be ready for travel about the first of January. The road way of the bridge is to be 20 feet. Northern dz Western (N. B.) Railway.----Thls road or as it is sometimes called the Miramichi Valley Railway is rapidly approaching completion. This road promises to play an important part in contributing to the material prosperity oi' New Brunswick and will shorten the distance by rail more than one hundred miles between New England and the Miramichi Bay. which is rapidly becoming an important maritime port The Northern &-. Western Company was organized 1 in 1872. and a charter sec 1red-Alexander Gibson. of Marvsville and J. B. Snowball of Chatham are the prime movers in the enterprise. and it is their capital and energy that is putting the project through. Alex. Gibson is President. J. B. Snowball. general manager of the Northern end, and H. A. Hanoox, chief engineer. A subsidy of $3,000. per mile was granted by the provincial government. and $3.200 per mile for the first forty miles of the southwestern end by the general government. which has recently'granted an additional subsidy for forty-six miles more. The terminus of the road is at Gibson, opposite the City of Fredericton. on the St. John River, and at Chatham Junction on the Intercolonial Railway. Total length 107 miles: maximum grade 06 feet per mile maximum curves, 956.6 radius: 56 pound steel rail. There are over 9.500 feet of wooden bridges to be built. the largest of which are as follows: Nashwaak River 300 feet Howe Truss. Penniac-10 feet. Cross Creek 80 feet. Burnt Land Brook L40 feet. Nelson's Hollow 40 feet. Miramichi River. at Doaktown. 4'-'0 feet Howe Truss;at Blaokville 335 feet Howe Truss: Barnaby River sac feet, Howe Truss. Contract was let to Messrs. Reul dz...
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