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Two bridges were built by the defunct Temiscouata Railway in the late eighties. A bridge of two sections was built on the Madawaska river near Edmunston (N.B) and is used today as a bike path.

The other bridge illustrated here was a one section bridge built on the Rivière-du-Loup river in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec. The bridge is still in use today as a siding giving access to a scrap metal dealer, a peat moss manufacturer and a lumber mill.

At the end of the 18th century, the trains of the Temiscouata railway were running south from Rivière-du-Loup QC to Edmunston NB and then Eastward to Connor's NB. Usually there was a RPO (Railway Post Office) (mail car) in the first car of the train where clerks worked in a mobile post office. Lovely RPO's cancel were applied on the stamps affixed to the letters.

Including this bridge, the count of similar bridges posted to TE by FORJP001 is now a great 5; they are:

1- Rivière-du-Loup;
2- Edmunston;
3- Perthuis ;
4- Saint-Romuald-d'Etchemin;
5- Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf.

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Additional Photos by Jean Pierre Forest (FORJP001) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 80 N: 913] (3819)
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