new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Wooden Trestle Bridge | by Stella Blu
Back to group

Wooden Trestle Bridge

Rochfort Trestle Bridge, near Mayerthorpe, Alberta Canada

This is the longest wood trestle in North America CNR 2,414 ft. (736 m) long, 110 ft. (33.5 m) tall; built 1914 over Paddle River; two short portions replaced by steel; still in use periodically by CN.

The bridge goes over highway 43 (the Alaska Highway) northwest of Edmonton. There is Parking lot on the south side of the highway west of the bridge. This is a fairly good viewpoint, but it is much more interesting to see the bridge up close. The shoulders are quite wide as the highway goes under the bridge, so stopping on the shoulder works quite well.

622 views
2 faves
3 comments
Taken on September 22, 2012