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Devon Bridge (Alberta)

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Locale  Devon, Alberta
Location  Devon
Carry  Pedestrian
Opened  1987
Body of water  North Saskatchewan River
Carries  Motor vehicles, pedestrians
Crosses  North Saskatchewan River
Similar  Groat Bridge, Quesnell Bridge, Low Level Bridge, Capilano Bridge, Dudley B Menzies Bridge

Devon Bridge is a bridge that carries the Devonian Way (Highway 60) over the North Saskatchewan River in Devon, Alberta, Canada. The current bridge was built in 1987 to replace an earlier bridge that was started in 1950 and completed in 1951.

Before 1948, passengers could cross the river in this location in a bucket or cage that was pulled across the river by a system of cables and pulleys. During the winter, cars could cross the river on an ice bridge that was created by pumping water onto the surface of the river to create a safe driving surface. A ferry operated during ice-free periods from October 1948 until the completion of the first Devon Bridge in the spring of 1951.

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Devon Bridge (Alberta) Wikipedia


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