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This is a list of all 6 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Fraser River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
1863 Alexandra (Trutch's)
Spuzzum, British Columbia, Canada (Fraser River)
Bridgemeister ID:63
Principals:Andrew S. Hallidie, Joseph W. Trutch
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1912
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Main span:269f
Notes
Sketch by Franklin Leonard Pope, courtesy of Kathy Latini
1914 Churn Creek
Gang Ranch, British Columbia, Canada (Fraser River)
Bridgemeister ID:131
References:BPL
Principals:Waddell & Harrington
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Steve Shulhan
1914 Old
Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada (Fraser River)
Bridgemeister ID:130
O'Donnell ID:169
Coordinates:N 50.72566 W 121.92366
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BPL
Principals:Waddell & Harrington
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Extant
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~400f
Notes
  • Known locally as "The Old Bridge."
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1926 Second Alexandra
Spuzzum, British Columbia, Canada (Fraser River - Caribou Highway)
Bridgemeister ID:147
O'Donnell ID:173
Coordinates:N 49.70739 W 121.41669
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BPL
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:270f

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Hell's Gate
Boston Bar, British Columbia, Canada (Fraser River - Hell's Gate)
Bridgemeister ID:1244
O'Donnell ID:172
Coordinates:N 49.78077 W 121.44965
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~270f
Notes
  • Appears to be wide enough to have once carried vehicles, but is now restricted to pedestrians.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Sheep Creek
Williams Lake vicinity, British Columbia, Canada (Fraser River)
Bridgemeister ID:1641
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Crossed the Fraser southwest of Williams Lake next to the present route 20 crossing. Some of the stone piers are still visible next to the present arch bridge. I have seen at least one photo of the two bridges side-by-side (perhaps 100 yards apart).

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