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Kiskatinaw Bridge

Parkland, British Columbia

The first curved wooden bridge in Canada was built as part of the Alaska-Canada Highway. 


The first curved wooden bridge in Canada still stands near Kiskatinaw Provincial Park. It was built in 1942-1943 by the U.S. Public Roads Administration during the construction of the Alaska-Canada Highway. Due to a large change in grade between the span the bridge covers, the bridge needed to curve nearly 90 degrees.  

Kiskatinaw Bridge is a curved, timber-truss structure with high banks that extends 162 meters (534 feet). Because of weight limits that prevented some of the larger trucks that regularly used the highway from safely crossing the bridge, it was bypassed in 1978.

But Kiskatinaw Bridge can still be used as a scenic side route. It is located approximately 30 kilometers north of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, near marker 20. 

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