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Stoney Creek Bridge/Mount MacDonald Tunnel



Stoney Creek Bridge/Mount MacDonald Tunnel (© Photo: Scenic-railroads.com/David R. Spencer)
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The Stoney Creek Bridge and Mount MacDonald Tunnel are not roadways—technically, they are Canadian Pacific Railway paths—but what can we say about them? They may not handle passenger cars, though their construction is no less breathtaking high above the mountains of British Columbia. Located near the Rogers Pass, the Mount MacDonald Tunnel, at 14.7 km through solid rock, is the longest railway tunnel in the Americas, and the Stoney Creek Bridge is no less of an achievement. The 200 metre truss arch bridge carries CP Rail cars about 90 metres (or 300 feet) high above Stoney Creek, an engineering feat made even more incredible when you consider it opened in 1893, when it became the tallest bridge in the world at the time.

*Bing: Watch a demolition crew blast through a mountainside

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