Old Alaska Highway – Curved Wooden Bridge


At mile 21 from Dawson Creek, BC on the Old Alaska Highway is one destination I bring all out of town/country guests.  It is a wooden deck, curved bridge spanning the Kiskatinaw River.  During the construction of the Alaska Highway in 1942 the approach and shape of the river presented a problem for engineers.  The deck is banked to facilitate water run off.  The bridge is 190 feet long and boasts a 9 degree turn.  It took 9 months to complete, almost as long as the entire Alaska Highway!  It is the only wooden bridge of its kind remaining in Western Canada.






Below is the steel structure that supports the wooden deck.







Looking down river to the north.


View up river back toward the bridge.


Lion’s Gate Bridge

Some things in Vancouver I greatly appreciated.  I admired the Lion’s Gate Bridge.  I remember the first time I crossed it.  It was in my Aunt Helen’s little red convertible car.  I was ten. By the time we finished the tour around Vancouver my long blond hair was wind blown into knots.

The approached from Stanley Park is beautiful, coming out of the deep greenness of the giant cedar rain forest and climbing higher over the inlet entrance over to North Vancouver.  The above is taken from the sea wall walkway in Stanley Park.  Here are a few other views taken in 2008.










These lions are the over pass of  the bridge.  There is no place to stop with a vehicle to photograph the lions on the approach to the bridge.  They can only be accessed by walking.