3.3.4.A | Newspaper extract
November 26, 1859, 19th century
Montreal Weekly Gazette
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"The First train Through Victoria Bridge.On arriving at the centre tube, the train stopped, and the party gave three cheers for the Queen; they then proceeded, and on emerging from the tube at the south side of the river Mr. Cartier made a few pertinent remarks about having had the pleasure of passing over the longest bridge in the world; be also mentioned the engineers and contractors in a few happy phrases, and concluded by calling for three cheers for the Queen ; these were given, and God Save the Queen was then sung, the Attorney General leading. (...) The time occupied in passing through as 12, 5 minutes."