Kicking Horse Canyon Project
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Premier's Award  - Innovation 2006/2007

Project Overview Presentation


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Photo Gallery

Phase 2 - Park Bridge Complete

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Newly-constructed Park Bridge ready for official opening.
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The new Park Bridge was opened by Premier Gordon Campbell in a ceremonial “first drive”. The car is a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air, built the same year as the old Park Bridge.
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The bridge dedication plaque is unveiled by (from left to right): Trans-Park Highway Group President John McArthur, Minister of Transportation Kevin Falcon, MP Jim Abbott, Premier Gordon Campbell and construction worker “Klinger”.
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Celebrating project workers joined Premier Gordon Campbell, Minister of Transportation Kevin Falcon, Trans-Park Highway Group President John McArthur and others associated with the project in a group photo on the completed bridge.
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Traffic began using the new Park Bridge a short time after the opening ceremonies.
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The Kicking Horse Rest Area west of the new Park Bridge includes river access for rafters. The old highway right-of-way beside the Kicking Horse River finds new life as a recreational trail for hikers and cyclists, ending at a viewpoint on the site of the former Park Bridge.
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At 90 metres, the walls of the big cut immediately east of the new Park Bridge are as high as the bridge itself.
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The new Park Bridge as seen from the old highway near the old Park Bridge.
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Park Bridge from the tail end of the CP 2816 Empress Steam Train – photo courtesy of Canadian Pacific..
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