Monday, 15 May 2017

Occasionally, when we are traveling about this beautiful province, we will drive by things several times before you realize, hey this is pretty cool. The above photo is one of those things, the four cement blocks are the remains of a bridge built in 1913 by Canadian North Railway. Pembina River area coincides with the extension of two railways, Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern. Both companies decided to build railroads to the Pacific Coast via the Yellowhead Trail. The duplication of both railways proved inefficient and forced both companies into default in 1917, In 1922 the bridge built by Canadian North was dismantled and these four cement blocks remain as a historical reminder of the railway race.

2 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Those things left behind when the railway closed are a favourite subject. Great capture!

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  2. Neat reminder of the past!

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