In need of a used 100-tonne bridge? If so, one BC man may have what you’re looking for.
Tim Miller is selling his 23-metre steel bridge from his property in Burton, BC, south of Nakusp, after the creek it crossed flooded last year and washed the structure downstream.
He says it would be too expensive to reinstate the bridge on his property.
Miller says the bridge was originally built around 1890 and used by the railway near Revelstoke as a turntable for steam locomotives. All the rivets were hand pounded.
Later, the bridge was sold and installed on a logging road to Halfway Hot Spring, near Nakusp.
Roughly 30 years ago, Miller bought the bridge and moved it by truck and trailer to his property, blowing four tires in the process.
“It was just so heavy,” he says.
Miller posted an ad for the bridge on the Revelstoke Buy and Sell Facebook page for $40,000.
“Not every day we get a real bridge for sale post,” says Robin Campbell, admin for the page that has more than 7,000 members.
Although Miller says he’s had quite a few inquires, no one has bought it yet. If it doesn’t sell, Miller says he might turn it into a house.
“It would be a really good foundation to build on top of.”
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