An old abandoned bridge in 2012 being repaired in 1947.

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An old abandoned bridge in 2012 being repaired in 1947.
Location: Deep in the Canadian prairies.

"For this report we find ourselves exploring the lonely plains southwest of Medicine Hat. Initially it appears there is not much to see, but when we look a bit closer history starts to unfold right before our eyes. For example, we discover this amazing piece of engineering, the CPR Suffield Subdivision bridge over the Bow River near the former town of Cecil.

The area is mostly uninhabited, due to its remote location and very dry conditions and farming only takes place near irrigation canals, none of which are near this bridge. To visit this location requires a bit of a hike along the old rail bed, so mostly the bridge sits alone."

Full article...
http://www.bigdoer.com/2242/exploring-history/abandoned-cpr-bow-river-bridge/

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