High Level Bridge

Location

109 Street and 98-89 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada

 

 

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)