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The railway viaduct at Lethbridge, Alberta
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The railway viaduct at Lethbridge, Alberta
1910, by A. Rafton

The trestle bridge at Lethbridge was completed by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1909. Spanning 1.6 kilometres across the steep banks of the Oldman River at a maximum height of 314 feet, it is the longest and highest bridge of its kind in North America. The bridge is symbolic of the engineering challenges the railway faced in its bid to provide the Canadian West with a rail service.


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