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Kinsol Trestle

Kinsol Trestle, Trans Canada Trail, Vancouver Island BC Canada Находится на острове Vancouver Island к северу от озера Shawnigan в канадской провинции Британская Колумбия. Kinsol Trestle (известна так же как Koksilah River Trestle,) - это деревянная (!) железнодорожная эстакада через ущелье, построенная в 1920году, использовалась для поездов, которые вывозили горную породу из шахт. Проект был разработан инженерами, а построили ее местные лесорубы и фермеры. Эта эстакада является одной из самых высоких свободностоящих эстакад (из древесины) в мире и одной из самых зрелищных. ( 188м - 614 футов в длину и 44м - 145 футов в высоту) Движение поездов по ней закончилось в 1979 году, с тех пор эстакада пришла в упадок и ее хотели разобрать. Dобровольцами были собраны деньги на ее ремонт и восстановление. Сейчас она открыта для пешеходного и велосипедного движения. http://www.kevinokephotography.com/the-view-from-above/ http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/2081784624/photos/2021546/kinsol-trestle-in-the-mist Construction Camera Click on the navigation tools to direct the camera and even zoom in or out. http://www.earthcam.com/clients/britishcolumbia/KinsolTrestle/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/78598560@N00/7643871864/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcgovphotos/5981252191/ Kinsol Trestle Bridge, 1954 http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/railway-history The Kinsol is special as it features a 7 degree curve over a low level Howe truss. Immense ,at 145 ft tall and over 600ft in length it is engineering at its finest. From 1920 to 1979 it is said that 5 billion board feet of timber was brought to market from Lake Cowichan's vast reserves over the CNR trestle. Railway lore has steam engineers getting out and walking over the trestle and waiting for the brakeman to set the trains into motion ,as the bridge at times would sway under the great loads of steam engines and their cargo of massive timber atop the rail cars.The enginemen would then step aboard and slow the train for the brakeman ,who would follow across on foot and join up with the crew! http://www.flickr.com/photos/msdwilkie/5499904452/

Directions to the South End of the Kinsol Trestle:

From Trans Canada Highway, turn onto Shawnigan-Mill Bay road toward Shawnigan Lake Village. Turn right at the 4-way stop in the Village and continure past Mason's Store. The road becomes Renfrew Road; follow it approximately 10 km. Turn right onto Glen Eagles Road, then right onto Shelby Road. There is a small parking area on the left. Look for an old rail bed, now part of the Trans Canada Trail, and follow to the Trestle. Click here for a map (PDF 300 kb).

Here is the map of how to get to all the trestles in the area, as well as an expanded view of the Kinsol Trestle.
Click the map for an large image for better viewing. We can see the Kinsol Trestle on Google Earth.
We have created the Placemark you can open once you have Google Earth and view a image of the Kinsol Trestle from space.

To get to the Kinsol Trestle from Victoria, take Highway #1 up the Malahat to Shawnigan Lake. Access is off Glen Eagles Road, on the right of Renfrew Road.
Another way to access the trestle, by the north end, is via Cowichan Station\'s Riverside Road. From this point it is a ten-minute walk. Enjoy! Map of the Kinsol Trestle http://rickpaulettervjournal.blogspot.ca/2011/07/walk-across-spectacular-kinsol-trestle.html http://www.kinsoltrestle.ca/article.php?story=20060907142755531 http://cowichanstation.org/the-kinsol-trestle/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinsol_Trestle cc
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