Groat Ravine Bridge

The Groat Ravine Bridge is very humble compared to the High Level Bridge. Its centennial had no comparable fanfare and its architecture has never been a defining feature of Edmonton. I honestly thought it was built much later than it was. But it is actually older than the High Level Bridge. It began its services when the Edmonton Yukon & Pacific was the only railway to cross into Edmonton from Strathcona (You can see its tracks in the archival image and the EdHGIS map below). Now,the bridge’s service life is at an end and its demolition is nearing. So, here is a then-now view to honour this sturdy little bridge…

Circa 1911

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Peel Prairie Provinces Collection

Google Streetview

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EdHGIS: 1914 Fire Insurance Maps & Google Earth Imagery

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Newspapers

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Peel Prairie Provinces Collection

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