This bridge was built in 1913 by local Doukhobor workers under the direction of a construction engineer, A. M. Truesdell, who should not be confused with Lucius E. Truesdell who invented the rare Truesdell bridge type. The Doukhobor workers who lived in this area had little experience building bridges and A. M. Truesdell was responsible for helping them through the process. The bridge was designed by Cartwright, Matheson, and Company of Vancouver, British Columbia, under the direction of J. R. Grant.
In 1966, the bridge was bypassed by the current adjacent highway bridge.
This suspension bridge was rehabilitated in 2010 for pedestrian use and appears to have been rehabilitated in a manner that is respectful of maintaining the original design and materials of the bridge. This bridge is a rare example of a historic bridge that has been preserved in British Columbia. It is hoped that the preservation of this bridge might inspire similar projects elsewhere in the province.
This bridge originally had a short, curved approach which no longer exists.
Please view the photo gallery for images of interpretive signage for this bridge which include photos and description of the rehabilitation project. Note that the interpretive sign that discusses the history and rehabilitation of the bridge has some typos. Cartwright Matheson and Company is misspelled as is A. M. Truesdell.
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Note: If approaching this bridge from the south, note that it may look like the trail is fenced off, but it is actually a gate that is left unlocked for the public. A sign simply asks visitors to close the gate behind them.
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