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This is a list of all 32 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the province British Columbia. 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 provinces.
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
1912 Hagwilget
Hagwilget, British Columbia, Canada (Bulkely Canyon)
Bridgemeister ID:1229
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Replaced, 1931
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:451f
Deck width:9f
Notes
Magazine article, collection of David Denenberg
1913 Brilliant (Doukhobor)
Castlegar vicinity, British Columbia, Canada (Kootenay River)
Bridgemeister ID:128
Structurae ID:0008068
Coordinates:N 49.31793 W 117.63023
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, PTS2
Principals: J. R. Grant
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:331f
Deck width:16f
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
1931 Hagwilget
Hagwilget, British Columbia, Canada (Bulkely Canyon)
Bridgemeister ID:170
O'Donnell ID:168
Coordinates:N 55.25740 W 127.60380
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Principals:BC Department of Public Works
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:460f
Deck width:16f

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1932 (suspension bridge)
Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada (Bella Coola River)
Bridgemeister ID:1436
Status:Removed, before 1966
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1

Notes
1939 Lions Gate
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Vancouver Harbor - Burrard Inlet)
Bridgemeister ID:194
Structurae ID:0000837
Coordinates:N 49.31533 W 123.13846
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAR, BMA
Principals:Monsarrat and Pratley
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,550f
Side spans:2 x 615f
Deck width:39f
Photo courtesy Ronald and Elizabeth Denenberg Photo courtesy Russ Raine Photo courtesy of Gary Woodbury
1943 Peace River
Taylor, British Columbia, Canada (Peace River)
Bridgemeister ID:205
Structurae ID:0007348
References:CTT
Principals:John A. Roebling's Sons Co.
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,000f
Notes
  • Partially collapsed October, 1957 after one of the anchorages began to slide.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1944 Liard River
Liard River Hot Springs vicinity, British Columbia, Canada (Liard River)
Bridgemeister ID:339
Structurae ID:0008037
O'Donnell ID:160
Coordinates:N 59.41312 W 126.09541
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:CTT
Principals:American Bridge Co.
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Russ Raine
1957 (footbridge)
Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada (Bella Coola River)
Bridgemeister ID:2437
Principals:Allison Logging Co.
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire

Notes
1963 (suspension bridge)
Hope, British Columbia, Canada (Coquihalla River)
Bridgemeister ID:2448
Principals:Emil Anderson Construction
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1984
Notes
1965 Hudson's Hope
Hudson's Hope, British Columbia, Canada (Peace River)
Bridgemeister ID:222
Structurae ID:0002313
O'Donnell ID:159
Coordinates:N 55.988 W 121.986
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1968 Gitwinksihlkw
Gitwinksihlkw (Canyon City), British Columbia, Canada (Nass River)
Bridgemeister ID:254
O'Donnell ID:167
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:339f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1976 Cheewhat River
British Columbia, Canada (Cheewhat River - West Coast Trail)
Bridgemeister ID:1451
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
1980 Similkameen Ore Conveyor
Princeton, British Columbia, Canada (Similkameen Canyon)
Bridgemeister ID:2100
Structurae ID:0004176
Principals:Buckland & Taylor Ltd., Robert McLellan & Co. Ltd.
Use:Conveyor
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:1,325f
1984 (suspension bridge)
Hope, British Columbia, Canada (Coquihalla River)
Bridgemeister ID:1253
O'Donnell ID:174
Principals:Emil Anderson Construction
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~260f

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1984 Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park
Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada (Columbia River)
Bridgemeister ID:913
Coordinates:N 49.31616 W 117.65898
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:44th Field Engineer Squadron
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:300f
Deck width:3f
Notes
  • Distinct from much older "Brilliant" bridge nearby.
  • Reconstructed, 1996, according to sign at bridge.
(footbridge)
British Columbia, Canada (Tsocowis Creek - West Coast Trail)
Bridgemeister ID:1317
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire
(footbridge)
Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada (Vermilion River)
Bridgemeister ID:1471
Coordinates:N 51.17053 W 116.15066
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
(footbridge)
Parksville, British Columbia, Canada (Englishman River)
Bridgemeister ID:2498
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main spans:2
(footbridge)
Ryan vicinity, British Columbia, Canada (Moyie River)
Bridgemeister ID:1868
Coordinates:N 49.121617 W 116.043633
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
(footbridge)
West Creston vicinity, British Columbia, Canada (Summit Creek - Dewdney Trail)
Bridgemeister ID:903
Coordinates:N 49.14233 W 116.6446
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Main span:~120f
(pipeline bridge)
Savona, British Columbia, Canada (Thompson River)
Bridgemeister ID:1511
Use:Pipeline
Status:Extant (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:600f
Photo by Eric Sakowski
(pipeline bridge)
Taylor, British Columbia, Canada (Peace River)
Bridgemeister ID:919
Structurae ID:0011099
O'Donnell ID:158
Coordinates:N 56.13737 W 120.66919
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pipeline
Status:In use
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(suspension bridge)
Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada (Columbia River)
Bridgemeister ID:943
Structurae ID:0007639
Coordinates:N 51.00713 W 118.2189
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:985f
Grand Canyon (Second Canyon)
Capilano, British Columbia, Canada
Bridgemeister ID:1006
Use:Footbridge
Notes
  • Level footbridge with large timber towers, not the famous Capilano swinging bridge.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
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
Koksilah River
Cowichan Station, British Columbia, Canada (Koksilah River - Bright Angel Provincial Park)
Bridgemeister ID:566
Coordinates:N 48.73651 W 123.67823
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Photo by Gary Woodbury
Menzies Creek
Bloedel vicinity, British Columbia, Canada (Menzies Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:2427
Coordinates:N 50.11210 W 125.37409
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
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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