Infrastructure

Nairn Power Station

This is one of five generating stations operated by Inco, this one entering service in 1915 under Mond Nickel.

According to a Northern Life article, Inco generates a combined 55 megawatts of electricity, representing approximately 20% of the company's total usage.

Lorne Falls Power Station

One of five power generating stations operated by Inco. It's a shame really, because they are blocking the only view of what appears to be a beautiful water fall.

According to a Northern Life article (see attached), Inco generates a combined 55 megawatts of electricity, representing approximately 20% of the company's total usage.

Sudbury Bus Depot

I decided to take a look at where good buses rest, get cleaned and fed, and where bad buses are cannibalized for the others.

These two were located right across from the main garage. There was a surprising amount of activity, but I suppose that's to be expected from a bus line running 7 days a week.

Interestingly, however, either no one took notice of me prowling around these derelicts, or perhaps they did, but just didn't care. In any event, it made for a fun shoot.

Stinson Hydroelectric Generating Station

History: 

This particular generating station is located on the Wanapitae River and entered service in 1925. The Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario acquired the plant from the Wanapitae Power Company in 1930. The station contains two generator turbines.

The Wahnapitae Power Company owned two other generating stations in Coniston and McVittie.

Pakenham Bridge

Originally constructed in 1901, this bridge is the only stone arch bridge in North America having masonry arches. The bridge was completely restored to its original state in 1984 allowing modern vehicle loads.
-Plaque on location

Sidney Creek Bridge

While wandering back roads, I noticed this bridge parallel to the bridge over which I was crossing. At first, I thought it was built from rusted iron girders. It wasn't until I went back on foot that I realized it was actually built of wood.

Hintonburg Pumping Station

Built in 1895, this structure was originally the pumping station for city water to the residents of Hintonburg. When that town was later annexed by Ottawa, it was converted to a residence and gatehouse for the Lemieux Island Filtration Plant which opened in 1932. Later designated a heritage property in 1987, sadly in 1989 the building burned.
-Abacab