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Chesley Ontario

CNR Trestle - Chesley Ontario
South Saugeen River
Chesley is one more of Bruce County’s charming small riverbank communities.  Chesley, which was originally known as Sconeville, took its name from Solomon Yeomans Chesley, an obscure government official in Ottawa.   Developing around mills built on the North Saugeen River in the 1850s, the community grew rapidly when the Grand Trunk Railway built steel rails through the village in 1881.
These are before and after pictures of the trestle. The town took over responsibility of the trestle and converted it to a walkway as part of their trails network. The winter pictures were taken Jan 10/2000 with the summer pictures taken July 21st, 2002









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