So we recently did a trip through the British Columbia Fraser River canyon. I hadn't been down that highway in many, many years, so we decided to go home to the interior the 'long way'. The best part of the trip is of course the tunnels! Our kids haven't seen too many tunnels, and I remembered to roll the windows down and have hubby honk the horn!!!
When my sister and I were kids, we remember stopping at the Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park. It looks like the park is closed down now, but we found the trail and took a jaunt down. Here's a picture of my kids on the bridge.
The day after we got home, I got an email with a link to a commercial that was filmed on the "New" Alexandra bridge, as well as one of the tunnels.
Auto Commercial China Bar Tunnel
Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park's website has this to say about the History of the bridge:
"Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park was established in 1984 because of its inherent natural, historical and recreational attributes. The area has been used and inhabited by First Nations for over 9,500 years. The first European visit did not occur until Simon Fraser's expedition passed through the region in 1808. The first permanent trail, the Anderson Brigade trail, was then established in 1848 and subsequently, the original bridge was constructed in 1861 by Joseph W. Trutch and named after Princess Alexandra of Wales. To recover the $45,000 construction cost for the 90 metre bridge, a toll of $7.40 per ton was charged. Today a second bridge, built in 1926, sits on the site of the original which was dismantled in 1912."
Another Blogger, Kansas - was also on an interesting bridge that crosses the mighty Fraser. Here's a link to her post and the awesome walking bridge that her and her husband 'found'.
Here's another interesting website: check it out and if you have time, travel the canyon! http://www.travelthecanyon.com