Brilliant Suspension Bridge

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Brilliant Suspension Bridge

The Brilliant Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Kootenay River near Castlegar, British Columbia.[1] It was built in 1913 by Doukhobors settled in the area to replace a ferry across the river. In 1966 the new Highway 3A bridge replaced this one and it was abandoned. Restoration began in the early 1990s, and the bridge was declared a national historic site in 1995.[2] It reopened as a footbridge in 2010.

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  1. ^ Kluckner, Michael (2011). Vanishing British Columbia. UBC Press. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-774-84253-2.
  2. ^ Gebhart, Fred; Cass, Maxine (2002). Vancouver and British Columbia. Thomas Cook Publishing. p. 241. ISBN 978-1-841-57230-7.

Coordinates: 49°19′3.05″N 117°37′46.89″W / 49.3175139°N 117.6296917°W / 49.3175139; -117.6296917