Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Low Level Bridge, Edmonton

Photo by Thad Roan

In 1902, the first train steamed across the Low Level Bridge into Edmonton. G. D. Clark was there to photograph the historic event. His picture, which he copyrighted in 1904, may be seen in the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. The engineer on that train was J.T. Entwistle. His name lives on as the name of a town on the scenic Yellowhead Highway, about halfway between Edmonton and Edson.

The northbound bridge was completed in 1900, and the southbound twin in 1948. The railroad was removed afterwards.

2 comments:

  1. the photo for this post is of the walterdale bridge (formerly the 105st bridge). not the low level bridge

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