Star Mine Suspension Bridge

The 117 m (384 ft) Star Mine Suspension Bridge is suspended over the Red Deer River near Rosedale, east of Drumheller. Originally, in the early 20th century, an aerial cable transported buckets of coal from the east side of the Red Deer River to the tipple in the town on the west side. When the railroad established a line directly into the mine site, the aerial cable was converted to a suspension bridge that allowed miners to walk from town to the mine. After the mine shut down in 1957, the suspension bridge became an increasingly popular tourist attraction.

September 16, 2019

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