Today’s collection of archives photos come from museums and archives around Metro Vancouver. One theme throughout the various communities in our region is that they have bridges; crossing the inlet or an arm of the Fraser.
Description: Opening day celebrations on the first Fraser River Bridge (now the Fraser Railway Bridge).
New Westminster Heritage Accession Number: 117
Photo source: New Westminster Museum
Description: Second Narrows Bridge (before the next Second Narrows which became the Ironworkers Memorial)
Vancouver Archives Item Number: CVA 99-1335
Photo source: Stuart Thomson
Description: Construction progress photograph looking north across False Creek showing a dredge on the east side of the Connaught Bridge (site of the current Cambie Bridge).
Vancouver Archives Item Number: CVA 371-278
Photo source: WJ Moore
Description: William M. Mott, owner of Mott Electric Co. posing with cable on the deck of the Pattullo Bridge prior to its opening.
New Westminster Heritage Accession Number: 3109
Photo source: Stride Studios
Description: The Port Mann Bridge upon completion.
Surrey Archives Number: 203.23
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