By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Range Road 224A Truss Bridge - Sharples, AB
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 51° 28.819 W 113° 04.163
12U E 356303 N 5705270
Quick Description: You've doubtless never heard of Sharples, Alberta, or even Carbon, Alberta. Between Carbon and the now ghost town of Sharples are a pair of small wood plank decked truss bridges.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 7/24/2014 3:16:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMM5D3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 0

Long Description:
These bridges are well off the beaten path, this one on Range Road 224A, immediately west of the old site of Sharples. Sharples is about 27 km. by road northwest of Drumheller - the place where all the dinosaurs live. The two bridges are similar but not identical, this one being a modified Pratt Through Truss design, the other a more standard Pratt Through Truss design. Each is about 75 feet in length. Each bridge crosses Kneehills Creek, which empties into the Red Deer River about 15 km. east, north of Drumheller. One bridge has a plaque that indicates that it may have been built in 1939.

And why was I here, well off the beaten path? Solely to photograph the last remaining elevator in Sharples, a Parrish & Heimbecker elevator built in 1923.

Range Road 224A Truss Bridge

Type: Plank Bridge

Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Plank Roads
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.