Peace River Suspension Bridge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Peace River Suspension Bridge was a bridge near Taylor, British Columbia, Canada, crossing the Peace River. It opened in 1943 and collapsed on October 16, 1957, with no injuries or fatalities recorded.[1][2] When it opened, it was the longest bridge on the Alaska highway at 2,130 feet. When it collapsed, traffic was detoured over the railroad trestle.[3] It has since been replaced by the Peace River Bridge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collapsed Peace River Bridge History of the North Peace. URL accessed on 5 February 2006.
  2. ^ Taylor's History District of Taylor. URL accessed on March 6, 2008.
  3. ^ A Gallop through our Peace Region History URL accessed on March 6, 2008.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°08′15″N 120°40′28″W / 56.1376°N 120.6744°W / 56.1376; -120.6744