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Trans-Canada Highway’s 50th anniversary celebrated in B.C. mountains

A new Donald Bridge replacement has been constructed as part of the upgrading of the Trans-Canada highway between Revelstoke and Golden in the spectacular mountains of southeastern B.C.


Celebrations for the opening of the new Donald Bridge included laying plaques commemorating the workers, and another (not shown) in Revelstoke marking the 50th anniversary of the Trans-Canada highway. Photo courtesy B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
Celebrations for the opening of the new Donald Bridge included laying plaques commemorating the workers, and another (not shown) in Revelstoke marking the 50th anniversary of the Trans-Canada highway. Photo courtesy B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

A new Donald Bridge replacement has been constructed as part of the upgrading of the Trans-Canada highway between Revelstoke and Golden in the spectacular mountains of southeastern B.C.

The official opening of the new Donald Bridge on September 21 was combined with celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Trans-Canada highway. Local MPs and dignitaries were on hand to mark the occasion.

Designed by Associated Engineering and Urban Systems, the new Donald Bridge is a four-lane, steel I-girder superstructure that spans the Columbia River. It is twice as wide as the structure it replaced. Flatiron were the constructors.

The bridge is part of a larger $63-million project to upgrade 3.5 kilometres of highway approximately 25 kilometres west of Golden.

The same day that the new bridge was opened, a plaque commemorating the Trans-Canada’s 50th anniversary was placed on the original commemorative cairn located on the highway east of Revelstoke.