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Canso Causeway

General Information

Beginning of works: 1952
Completion: 1955
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Rockfill dam
Swing bridge
Function / usage: Canal
Lock
Causeway (road)

Location

Location: ,

Technical Information

Dimensions

length 1 385 m
crest thickness 40 m
base width 244 m
depth 65 m
Canal width 24 m
length 570 m
swing span length 94 m

Chronology

March 1952

Construction contract issued.

16 September 1952

Construction begins.

10 December 1954

Causeway reaches Cape Breton Island.

13 August 1955

Official opening.

Notes

Causeway for highway & railroad with a centre-pivot swing bridge over a 2-lock Canal which is also incorporated into the structure.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20017522
  • Date created
    25/08/2005
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016