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Clover Bar Bridge and Beverly Bridge are a pair of bridges that span the North Saskatchewan River in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The twin spans carry 6 lanes total of Yellowhead Trail, the name given to Alberta Highway 16 within Edmonton city limits.

Clover Bar Bridge
Clover Bar Bridges (railway and highway - HWY 16) - Edmonton - CA - May 2015.JPG
Clover Bar Bridge
Coordinates53°34′17″N 113°22′21″W / 53.57139°N 113.37250°W / 53.57139; -113.37250Coordinates: 53°34′17″N 113°22′21″W / 53.57139°N 113.37250°W / 53.57139; -113.37250
CarriesAlberta Highway 16
CrossesNorth Saskatchewan River
LocaleEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Official nameClover Bar Bridge
Beverly Bridge
History
Construction endNorth span: 1953
South span: 1972
Clover Bar Bridge is located in Edmonton
Clover Bar Bridge
Clover Bar Bridge
Location in Edmonton

Clover Bar Bridge, the original truss span, was completed in the summer of 1953 and connected Beverly with mostly rural Strathcona County. Beverly was amalgamated with the City of Edmonton eight years later. Once the original span could no longer handle traffic volume, a steel girder bridge was built just to the south to carry eastbound traffic. This bridge, completed in 1972 is called the Beverly Bridge.[1][2][3]

The Clover Bar Railway Bridge is just to the north of the original span. This 504 m long and 42 m high bridge was built in 1907-08 as an iron and concrete truss by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway company and is still in use.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aug. 18, 1953: Premier Manning first to drive of Clover Bar Bridge". Edmonton Journal. Postmedia Network. August 18, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Herzog, Lawrence (November 13, 2008). "When Beverly stepped into the big time". Real Estate Weekly. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  3. ^ Aubrey, Merrily K. (2004). "Naming Edmonton: from Ada to Zoie". University of Alberta Press. p. 22. ISBN 0-88864-423-X.
  4. ^ "Alberta's largest railway bridges". Forth Junction Project. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
Preceded by
Three pedestrian bridges
Bridge across the
North Saskatchewan River
Succeeded by
Clover Bar Railway Bridge
Preceded by
Capilano Bridge
Road bridge across the
North Saskatchewan River
Succeeded by
Anthony Henday Drive Highway Bridge