City of Lloydminster
Alberta/Saskatchewan (Border City)

Survey Markers (4)

Survey markers © 2004 David YanciwSurvey markers © 2004 David Yanciw
Designer: Unknown

When Built: 2003

Dimensions:
Height:

Construction Materials:
Steel

Location:
Border between Saskatchewan and Alberta off of Highway 16
Junction of Highways #16 and 17. 4th Meridian.

Reason for Building:

Designed to signify the coming together of Lloydminster

Additional Information:

The Alberta-Saskatchewan border runs down the middle of Lloydminister's Main Street. The border markers are shaped like the survey stakes used during the original survey of the border between Alberta and Saskatchewan. There are four of them, representing the 4th Meridian which makes the border. The gap between the steel pillars of each monument represents the actual border. Here is what they look like on together:
Survey markers © 2004 David Yanciw

These structures replaced the original markers that were built in 1994 and stood 100 Feet (30.5 Meters) high. They were also made of steel. There were some concerns about structural safety that resulted in them being removed. Here is a 2001 photo of the original monuments:
Survey markers © 2001 David Yanciw

Information Source: Sandy Simms, Daryl Plant, Dan Dmytryshyn and city literature

Picture Source: DMY

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Created By DMY on March 15, 1999
Last Updated: July 21, 2004