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Calgary & Edmonton Railway Bridge (Bow River)

Calgary & Edmonton Railway Bridge (Bow River)

0 17A St Se, Calgary, Alberta

This Site Is Significant Because:
- It Is The Most Substantial Example Of A Pratt Through-Truss Bridge In Calgary; It Is Also The Last Example Of This Type Of Bridge To Be Constructed In Calgary. (Design Value: City-Wide Significance)
- It Marks The Location Of A Crossing Of The Bow River Established In 1891 By The Construction Of A Cpr Branch Line To Edmonton. It Was An Integral Component Of The C&er (Cpr) Line In Calgary And Symbolizes The Significant Contribution Made By The Cpr To The Railway Development And Economic Expansion In Calgary (Symbolic Value: City-Wide Significance)
- It Is A Landmark Due To Its Distinctive Appearance And Its Prominence Over The Bow River And Along The River Pathway; It Is Also Seen From Memorial Drive And Deerfoot Trail, Two Of The Principal Roads In The City. (Landmark Value: City-Wide Significance)

Photo Credit: Image from Google maps

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Calgary & Edmonton Railway Bridge (Bow River)

Calgary & Edmonton Railway Bridge (Bow River)

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This Site Is Significant Because:
- It Is The Most Substantial Example Of A Pratt Through-Truss Bridge In Calgary; It Is Also The Last Example Of This Type Of Bridge To Be Constructed In Calgary. (Design Value: City-Wide Significance)
- It Marks The Location Of A Crossing Of The Bow River Established In 1891 By The Construction Of A Cpr Branch Line To Edmonton. It Was An Integral Component Of The C&er (Cpr) Line In Calgary And Symbolizes The Significant Contribution Made By The Cpr To The Railway Development And Economic Expansion In Calgary (Symbolic Value: City-Wide Significance)
- It Is A Landmark Due To Its Distinctive Appearance And Its Prominence Over The Bow River And Along The River Pathway; It Is Also Seen From Memorial Drive And Deerfoot Trail, Two Of The Principal Roads In The City. (Landmark Value: City-Wide Significance)

0 17A St Se, Calgary, Alberta
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Photo: Image from Google maps