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High Level Bridge

General Information

Beginning of works: 1910
Completion: 2 June 1913
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Truss bridge
Function / usage: original use:
Railroad (railway) bridge
original use:
Tramway, light or metro rail bridge
original use:
Road bridge
current use:
Road bridge

Location

Location: , ,
Crosses:
  • North Saskatchewan River
Next to: Dudley B. Menzies Bridge (1992)
Coordinates: 53° 31' 49.00" N    113° 30' 39.00" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

width 13.11 m
total length 755.29 m
height above valley floor or water 47.85 m

Chronology

11 August 1911

Opens to street car service.

15 June 1913

Opens to regular train service.

31 August 1913

Opened to pedestrians.

1954

Streetcars are removed.

1980s

Railroad services end.

Notes

Currently, the rail track is used for a tourist historic streetcar line in the summer, and plans are to pedestrianize the top deck. The bridge has two lanes for road traffic on the lower deck which included Trolley bus services until the power cables were removed.

There is a manmade waterfall that is turned on for special events, spraying fresh treated water. The design was done by artist Peter Lewis.

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20007331
  • Published on:
    01/01/2003
  • Last updated on:
    05/02/2016