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Skycover conditions improved dramatically by the time we reached this location. This is the largest wooden trestle that I have seen (likely will ever see). I had every intention of returning here, but that never happened. It would have been nice to chase a loaded sulphur train on this line. There are a number of wooden trestles on this line, including one at Sangudo, just a few miles to the east of this location. We decided to forgo that one in order to get Rochfort Bridge and with a quick escape, the next on further west.
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Caption: Skycover conditions improved dramatically by the time we reached this location. This is the largest wooden trestle that I have seen (likely will ever see). I had every intention of returning here, but that never happened. It would have been nice to chase a loaded sulphur train on this line. There are a number of wooden trestles on this line, including one at Sangudo, just a few miles to the east of this location. We decided to forgo that one in order to get Rochfort Bridge and with a quick escape, the next on further west.

Photographer:
Steve Young [781] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/30/1996 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4780 (search)
Train Symbol: 515 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Rochfort Bridge (search)
City/Town: Rochfort Bridge (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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10 Comments
  1. Thanks for the correction Matt. I’ve been going on the wrong belief all this time. Even now, typing in this fire and it is referred to as the “Rochfort Bridge”. Or big bridge by Mayerthorpe. Leading one to think of “The Bridge”. Having checked a number of stories, you have to watch the length quoted. 366m for the bridge that burned and over 700m for the Rochfort. Quite honestly, I’m glad this has a happy ending, sorry for the misinformation.

  2. Larry- wrong bridge, wrong town, this bridge is absolutely still standing !

    Steve- 515/516 are indeed still the regulars on this line. Unit trains of frac sand have also become a thing on this line in recent years with 763 being a frequent number used.

  3. As MWatson says, the Sangudo sub sees regular service. The 515 (probably, the same number these days) runs out that way (every second day?).
    Then there are the sulphur trains. I recently heard that these sour gas fields are still going strong.

  4. Augh! I saw that one of the trestle burnt, but I thought that it was Mayerthorpe.
    Google Street view still shows the wood trestle, albeit with a second steel section for the “double tracked” highway.

  5. In April of 2016, this bridge was burnt down. 20 days later CN had a new bridge erected. Sadly, no more photos like this. :-(

  6. Tremendous photo, and a very intriguing bridge.

  7. On my way…

  8. Mr Host: It is still used daily.

  9. Sweet merciful crap that’s quite the bridge. What’s the status of it today?

  10. Nice !!!

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