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Beauty of B.C. bridges on display


Kiskatinaw Bridge in Peace region, BC. A steel frame bridge built in 1978. TranBC.

Kiskatinaw Bridge in Peace region, BC. A steel frame bridge built in 1978. TranBC.

Park Bridge on BC Highway 1 between Revelstoke and Golden, constructed in 2007. TranBC.

Park Bridge on BC Highway 1 between Revelstoke and Golden, constructed in 2007. TranBC.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, “TranBC,” is so inspired by bridges and the work of engineers, it is showcasing different types of structures from around the province on its website.

There are spectacular examples — historical and contemporary — ranging from suspension, truss, arch, cable stayed, to plain girder-type bridge.

As an introduction, TranBC says: “We think of bridges as a special type of infrastructure. Bridges inspire. Bridges open possibilities. Bridges connect. To us, bridges are a pretty big deal.”

British Columbia’s diverse geography has resulted in a wide variety of bridges being used. Anyone who loves the grace and beauty of these structures will enjoy the tour.

Click here.