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The two RV Gypsies
at the Kiskatinaw Bridge
Dawson Creek, British Columbia
June 11, 2016

history clipart bookThe Historic Kiskatinaw Bridge is located about 30 km north of Dawson Creek, BC within Kiskatinaw Provincial Park (established 1 May 1962). Built in 1942-43 by the US Public Roads Administration (PRA) to replace the original timber trestle, the bridge is a curved, timber-truss structure about 122 m in length. This three-span timber truss bridge has an amazing nine-degree curve – a curve that PRA engineers designed to accommodate the highway’s steep change in grade on the west end and the need to land at a notch in the cliff on the east end. At the time, it was the first wooden curved bridge to be built in Canada. The Historic Kiskatinaw Bridge is included in the Peace River Regional District’s Regional Heritage Registry.

Below: some signs and information about the Kiskatinaw Bridge as photographed inside the Alaska Highway House museum.

sign about the model ;of the Kiskatinaw Bridge

history clipart bookKiskatinaw means "cutbank" in Cree, one of the local Aboriginal languages About 500,000 board feet of British Columbia fir was used in the construction of the bridge, shipped from coastal BC. The bridge is a marvel of engineering that took as long to build as the whole Alaska Highway.

model of the Kiskatinaw Bridge model of the Kiskatinaw Bridge
model of the Kiskatinaw Bridge
sign about the Kiskatinaw Bridge
sign: Old Alaska Highway sign bridge load limit sign

The two RV Gypsies drove their car over The Historic Kiskatinaw Bridge.

The Historic Kiskatinaw Bridge The Historic Kiskatinaw Bridge

View of the Kiskatinaw River as seen from the Kiskatinaw Bridge.

View of the Kiskatinaw River View of the Kiskatinaw River

View from the Kiskatinaw Bridge. Photos of the two RV Gypsies walking in this area are below on this page.

View of the Kiskatinaw River
historic Kiskatinaw Curved Bridge sign historic mile 21 sign
Kaskatinaw Bridge and River Kaskatinaw River

Lee Duquette approaching the underside of the Kiskatinaw Bridge

Lee Duquette approaching the underside of the Kiskatinaw Bridge Lee Duquette approaching the underside of the Kiskatinaw Bridge

Karen Duquette under the Kiskatinaw Bridge

Karen Duquette under the Kiskatinaw Bridge Karen Duquette under the Kiskatinaw Bridge
Kiskatinaw Bridge Kiskatinaw Bridge
Kiskatinaw River Kiskatinaw River

A deer by the roadside

deer deeer staring at the two RV Gypsies
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