Rochfort Bridge

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Rochfort Bridge
Hamlet
The Rochfort Trestle Bridge
The Rochfort Trestle Bridge
Rochfort Bridge is located in Alberta
Rochfort Bridge
Rochfort Bridge
Location within Alberta##Location within Canada##Location within North America
Coordinates: 53°54′44″N 115°02′33″W / 53.912309°N 115.04258°W / 53.912309; -115.04258Coordinates: 53°54′44″N 115°02′33″W / 53.912309°N 115.04258°W / 53.912309; -115.04258
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
Municipal districtLac Ste. Anne County
Panorama view of the whole Rochfort Trestle Bridge

Rochfort Bridge is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Lac Ste. Anne County.[1] It is located approximately 105 kilometres (65 mi) northwest of Edmonton and 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) east of Mayerthorpe.

One of North America’s longest wooden train trestles is located just east of the hamlet, which crosses over the Paddle River valley and Highway 43.

History[edit]

A farm near Rochfort Bridge and Mayerthorpe was the site of the Mayerthorpe Incident on March 3, 2005, in which four officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were shot and killed in a raid on a marijuana drug operation.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-28.