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Low Level Bridge (Edmonton)

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Official name  Low Level Bridge
Opened  1900
Body of water  North Saskatchewan River
Number of spans  4
Design  Through Pratt truss
Province  Alberta
Carry  Pedestrian
Location  Canada, Edmonton
Low Level Bridge (Edmonton)
Carries  Motor vehicles, pedestrians
Crosses  North Saskatchewan River
Locale  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Heritage status  Edmonton Register of Historic Resources, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering National Historic Engineering site
Address  Connors Rd NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Similar  High Level Bridge, James MacDonald Bridge, Walterdale Bridge, Dawson Bridge, Groat Bridge

The Low Level Bridge is a bridge that spans the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Completed in 1900, this was the first bridge across the North Saskatchewan River. A railway track was added in 1902 to accommodate the Edmonton, Yukon and Pacific Railway (amalgamated with the Canadian Northern Railway in 1905). Streetcars used the bridge (on a gauntlet track) from 1908 to 1939. Trolley buses used the bridge from the removal of the streetcar track in 1939 until 1965. Originally known simply as the Edmonton Bridge, the bridge became known as the Low Level Bridge some time after the completion of the High Level Bridge. In 1948 a twin span was added to the south of the original span. The railway track was removed from the original span in 1954.

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Low Level Bridge (Edmonton) Wikipedia


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