Hagwilget Canyon Bridge

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Hagwilget Canyon Bridge
Hagwilget Canyon Bridge.jpg
Carries Vehicular traffic, pedestrians
Crosses Bulkley River (Hagwilget Canyon)
Locale Hagwilget, BC
Characteristics
Design Suspension Bridge
Total length 140.2 metres (460 ft)
Width 4.9 metres (16 ft)
Height 80 metres (262 ft)
History
Construction end 1931 (reinforced in 1990)

Hagwilget Canyon Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Hagwilget Canyon on the Bulkley River, at the Wet'suwet'en village of Hagwilget, British Columbia. The current bridge was constructed in 1931, and later reinforced in 1990.

Three previous bridges spanned the same location, the first constructed by Wet'suwet'en people, generations before white settlement. The Wet'suwet'en later reinforced their bridge using cable abandoned after the disbandment of the Russian–American Telegraph expedition.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Kluckner. "Vanishing B.C. Hagwilget Bridge". Retrieved 8 March 2011. 

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Coordinates: 55°15′27″N 127°36′16″W / 55.2575°N 127.6044°W / 55.2575; -127.6044