Sunday 30 August 2015

High Level Bridge, Edmonton, AB August 17, 2015

Two-lane traffic still crosses this bridge albeit one way, north to south. The first time you drive across the bridge is a little interesting, two split southbound lanes converge right at the entranceway to the bridge and the turns from both lanes where they meet up are slightly sharp. 

I lived in the Edmonton area for about twenty years. Edmonton is a pain to get from the downtown north part of the river to the south, and vice versa. To be fair, I am sure city planners many years ago never thought there would be this many people and this much traffic to contend with. It seems they are constantly trying to fix traffic issues and never quite succeeding. In all my time there I rode the LRT once and never took the street car.

When I was there on August 17, 2015 I was done with an appointment and thought I would zip through the downtown over the bridge and hit the Queen Elizabeth II Highway south to home. That was a mistake. There is a Canadian cliché which definitely holds true for Edmonton, there are two seasons, winter and construction. Being on a motorcycle held no advantage, no matter where I turned I ran into road construction. By the way, if you ever want to experience cold Canadian weather, try Edmonton in the winter.


  1. You gotta go back and take a ride that streetcar!

    1. I lived in the area for twenty years and believe it or not, this is the first time I have seen it in action.