In Alberta, the big cities are buzzing, the mountains will enchant you, and the landmarks are larger than life.

From the Vilna Mushrooms to Drumheller’s giant T-Rex, Wild Rose Country has some incredible attractions, many of which are the biggest in the world – but the High Level Trestle Bridge in Lethbridge is in a league of its own.

“With the growth of coal mining in the city, the population of Lethbridge continued to grow. Need for rail line access for the mines saw the construction of bridge,” Visit Lethbridge says on their website. 

“This bridge is still the longest and highest of its kind in the world reaching 5,327.625 feet long (1.6km) and 314 feet high (96 meters). In its time it has been described by some as one of the wonders of the world!”

Designed by CPR rail then built between August 1908 and June 1909, this incredible viaduct cost $1,334,525.00 and is still used several times every day, so keep your eyes peeled.

Want to check it out?

This steel giant crosses the Old Man River and is less than 10 minutes from the city’s downtown area.

It really is something else, Alberta.

Happy viewing!

High Level Bridge, Alberta 

Where: Scenic Dr S & 3 Ave S Lethbridge, AB