High Level Bridge

109 Street and 98-89 Avenue , Edmonton

The High Level Bridge was designed by Phillips B. Motley, the Engineer of Bridges for the Canadian Pacific Railway, and was constructed between 1910 and 1913 at a cost of two million dollars. It was the first bridge in Canada to carry four different modes of traffic- rail, streetcar, automobile and pedestrian. The first passenger train, seven cars long and carrying 200 passengers, crossed the bridge from Strathcona to Edmonton on June 2, 1913.

The structure is approximately one-half mile long (0.8 kilometre) and stands 152 feet (46.3 meters) above the mean river level. The construction of the bridge was a significant engineering achievement for the time, and the High Level Bridge remains a distinctive city landmark.

- Edmonton Historical Board

SEE MORE:

High Level Bridge Archaeological Site

Designation & Awards

Edmonton Historical Board Plaque Award

Municipal Historic Resource (9/13/1995)

Comments

alannamegumi - 06 Jul 2015

The River Valley, High Level Bridge, Canada Day and fireworks: a handful of Edmonton's best features, especially when enjoyed collectively!

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Era: Urban Growth
Themes: Transportation
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Area: Central

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