Star Mine Suspension Bridge
23 July 2009 - 19:00

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Most Brokeback visitors to Drumheller are redlining it to nearby Dorothy, in search of the “Entering Wyoming” and Texas Highways, and the memorable site of Ennis’s Flashback. Drumheller is world famous for its extensive paleontological treasures, a fraction of which are on display at its Royal Tyrrell Museum. Bridge aficionados might enjoy a brief stop at Drumheller’s Star Mine Bridge, an historic 117 meter suspension bridge across the Red Deer River. The pedestrian bridge was constructed in 1931 for use by coal miners at the nearby (now defunct) Star Mine.

To reach the bridge on your way to Dorothy, follow Drumheller’s Railway Avenue (becomes Hwys 56 and 10) 6.3 km east. Turn left at the marker. There is a small picnic and parking area. (Reference: 51d 25m 16.2s N, 112d 37m 44.7s W)



  Revised 17 November 2009