ICOMOS-UK Wood Committee — Spring Lecture

10 May 2018
London
ICOMOS-UK Wood Committee — Spring Lecture
Repairing the Kinsol Trestle: the timber train viaduct on Vancouver Island 

The Kinsol Trestle is the largest wooden trestle in the Commonwealth and one of the highest railway trestles in the world. The trestle fell into disrepair and in December 2006 the local government took a decision to demolish the structure at a cost of $1.5m. McDonald & Lawrence Timber Frame put in a rival bid to conserve it for $1.25m which triggered a campaign leading to its remarkable rejuvenation. ICOMOS-UK’s Wood Committee has invited Charley Brentnall over to talk about the repairs to the Kinsol Trestle, as he collaborated on a survey and strategy to repair the Howe truss spanning the ravine. Charley is director of Carpenter Oak Ltd and will look at what has changed for the timber train viaduct on Vancouver Island.
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