One Stop Framing and Gallery

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Low Level Bridge, Edmonton

Artist
Jacquiard, Max

Description
Completed in 1900, this was Edmonton's first bridge across the North Saskatchewan River. After the construction of the High Level Bridge in 1913, it became known as the Low Level Bridge. The rail line, which was removed in the 1950s, wound upgrade to the left to join Canadian National Railway's City yard, passing underneath the north end of Canadian Pacific's High Level Bridge a mile or so upstream. Streetcars and other vehicles also used the bridge. A second span was added in 1949 to ease congestion, but rail traffic ceased in the early 1950s. In this pre-1949 scene, the Hotel MacDonald, built by the Grand Trunk Pacific in 1915, dominates the skyline.