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High Level Bridge Streetcar Rides

When streetcars ran over Edmonton's High Level Bridge between 1913 and the closure of the system in 1951, they gave passengers one of the most spectacular streetcar rides on the continent. However, the tracks on the bridge were taken up many years ago, and a famous piece of Edmonton's history was lost.

In 1980, the non-profit Edmonton Radial Railway Society was formed with the aim of restoring and operating former Edmonton Streetcars. In the summer of 1997, the Society began operating a vintage streetcar over the top of the High Level Bridge after electrifying the old CPR line from the north side (beside Grandin/Government Centre LRT Station) to Old Strathcona. You can take this “Ride into History” between May and October.

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