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Snowshoe teams and vehicles on the “ice bridge”.


Through much of the snowshoeing history at St. John’s, there were routes that took teams over the “ice bridge” near Greenough’s farm. While some people hearing this term for the first time thought the bridge was made of ice – it was really a crossing on the North Saskatchewan River that was manually flooded to strengthen the ice in order to provide passage for vehicles in the winter.

This is the only picture I have come across of the ice bridge and thought there must be memories of crossing the bridge – on foot or in a vehicle. What are your memories? Send us your story.