You never know what you might find when you tear up a city street.
Construction crews working on the Wilson Street reconstruction project unearthed a segment of a streetcar rail line.
The 140 metres of relatively intact rails comes from a line constructed in the 18-90’s by George Sleeman.
At the time of the discovery yesterday crews were removing asphalt to prepare for the replacement of storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and the water main between Gordon and Northumberland Streets.
Project Engineer Supervisor, Andrew Janes says they knew a streetcar line existed along Wilson so it wasn’t a big surprise when the segment was found.
The rails will now be moved off site to be documented before any decision is made about their future.
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