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    Question What Era is The Micro Engineering Tall Steel Viaduct Standard Bridge?

    What era would the ME Tall Steel Viaduct Standard Bridge 320 ft (75-519) be appropriate?
    Would this kind of bridge be used in modern times or is it more of a steam era (early diesel) era?
    And would this type of bridge been used in Canada?
    Thanks in advance.



    Picture from Model Train Stuff -> http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/Model-Trains-s/3306.htm

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    It's an older design for sure, I think that design popped up around the turn of the century. But there's still bridges like that in use today.

    Here's a train going over one
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ASW0mH3AR0

    And this is the lethbridge viaduct, one of the largest railway bridges in canada

    Finished in 1909.

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    Baron is spot on. Here's a pic (from www.railpictures.net) of a bridge that was completed in either 1911 or 1912, and is still in use today. Anything from early 1900s on would be appropriate.
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    It's pretty amazing what they were capable of producing over 100 years ago isn't it? Of course, they had some spectacular failures also, but then there's some good ones.

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    Here is a video on a friend's layout.
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