St. Louis Bridge

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St. Louis (Grand Trunk Pacific Railway) Bridge
Coordinates 52°55′30″N 105°48′29″W / 52.925°N 105.808°W / 52.925; -105.808
Carries Traffic (Hwy 2)
Crosses South Saskatchewan River
Locale St. Louis / Prince Albert No. 461, Saskatchewan, Canada
Official name St. Louis Bridge
Characteristics
Material Steel
Total length 1,250 feet (380 m)
History
Construction end 1915
Opened April 1915

The St. Louis Bridge is a Canadian traffic bridge (and former railway bridge) that spans the South Saskatchewan River in St. Louis, Saskatchewan. It crosses the river from St. Louis into the Rural Municipality of Prince Albert No. 461.

The bridge was built by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway opening to rail traffic in 1915. In March 1928 work was completed on the attachment of two roadways onto the bridge, opening to traffic on May 9, 1928. The bridge continued to support the Canadian National Railway use until 1983 when the rail line was abandoned. The bridge was subsequently modified to carry road traffic on the former rail bed. [1]

Construction of a new bridge to carry Highway 2 over the river is underway 1.6 km east of the old bridge.[2] It is possible that this bridge will be demolished after the new one is completed.[3] The new bridge is expected to be completed in the fall of 2014 at a cost of $30 million.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Herrington, Ross. "Statement of Heritage Significance; St. Louis (Grand Trunk Pacific Railway) Bridge ; St. Louis" (PDF). Government of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  2. ^ "Construction Plans Progressing on St. Louis Bridge". Government of Saskatchewan. June 17, 2009. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ "New Location for St. Louis Bridge". Government of Saskatchewan. September 5, 2011. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ Schellenberg, Jodi (March 6, 2014). "Work continues on new St. Louis Bridge". Prince Albert Daily Herald. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Construction Begins on New St. Louis Bridge". Government of Saskatchewan. January 21, 2011. Retrieved May 3, 2014.