St. Louis, Saskatchewan is home to the impressive Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Bridge, which was built in 1915. In 1928 two roadbeds were added to the outside of the bridge for automobile traffic, which at the time made it the only bridged crossing of the South Saskatchewan River between Saskatoon and Prince Albert. The rail line was abandoned in 1983 and the tracks were removed but the bridge continued to serve highway traffic for another 31 years.
Saskatchewan Highway 2 was re-routed and now bypasses the town of St. Louis and the bridge was closed in 2014. We were fortunate enough to be in the area in July of that year and took the opportunity to look at the bridge and make one last drive across it. I recently came across our footage and decided to share it with you.