Kiskatinaw Bridge

June 15, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

If you've ever gone for a drive on the Alaska Highway between Dawson Creek and Fort St John you've driven over the Kiskatinaw River. But the questions is... Did you take the detour across the curved bridge?

The bridge was build in 1942-43 and was the first of it's kind in Canada. It's a three span, timber truss structure sitting 30 metres (100 feet) above the river, located at mile marker 21.

What makes this bridge so unusual is that it curves nine degrees along its 162.5 metre (534 foot) length and is the only timber bridge built along the Alaska Highway by civilian workers still in use today.

Park your vehicle at Kiskatinaw Provincial Park and you can wonder down to the river to get a better look at this amazing bridge. Just keep your eyes open for wildlife!


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