Thursday, March 4, 2021


Travel: CN Railway Bridge and Swinging Bridge at Emerson

CN Railway Bridge: The bridge is owned by Canadian National Railway and is still an active train bridge located outside the town of Emerson, MB over the Red River, built in 1898. The bridge is part of the Trans Canada Trail system called the Crow Wing Trail Loop. It has a pedestrian bridge incorporated on one side of the bridge.

To view the bridge you will have to take a gravel road about 500 feet from the intersection of Manchester and Merrick Ave.

Emerson Swinging Bridge: Situated on the west side of the Red River between the Hwy 200 and CN Railway Bridge: This 129’ cable suspension bridge was originally built 1949. Restored 1999. The bridge crosses the Lake Louise creek and is part of the Trans-Canada Trail.