That’s because it’s a single span. There will be a second, right beside it.
Ok. I assumed that because the rail corridor was originally sized in a way that suggested it was designed to accommodate three tracks, and because they were building the double tracked bridge elements at the west side of the corridor while maintaining an operating track on the east side of the corridor, that this bridge would have been designed to handle two tracks. My understanding was that the only part of the corridor unable to handle three tracks was at the north end where the east two bridge spans over Davenport could be used but not the west span because someone permitted 1800 Davenport to encroach on the space where the third track ran. So is there space in the east side of the corridor for both a track where the current one is running plus a bike path even further east? Are the roll plans still available somewhere?
It's no illusion as there will only be one track there. Once the existing track is moved to the west side of the corridor and relayed on the new bridge, the existing bridge will be replaced with one just like this. Eventually, two tracks.I don't know if it is an optical illusion or not, but this seems like a tight fit for two tracks.
I keep seeing these picture updates and thinking I better get over there to see the construction or it'll be done before I know it.
Looking at these pictures it's kind of hard to believe that an extremely active and busy heavy rail line ran through that area for so long without any kind of grade separation until now. With the residential density on Wallace and surrounding streets plus the hundreds of Ubisoft employees commuting there daily it's a miracle there haven't been any serious pedestrian related injuries (that I'm aware of at least).