Archives Photos of the Day: Bridges

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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.


Date: 1904
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


Date: 1920
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


Date: 1923
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


Date: 1937
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


Date: 1965
Description: The Port Mann Bridge upon completion.
Surrey Archives Number: 203.23

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  1. LoriTuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 9:08pm PST

    Hi Rebecca,
    I suggest that you contact Metro Vancouver’s Operations & Maintenance Department to ask them about their historical photo archives. They have an amazing collection of old photos such as building the Cleveland Dam in the 1950’s. I used to be an employee in Metro’s Corporate Relations Department which is how I know about the photos. Now I am freelancing.
    Cheers, Lori

  2. Rebecca BollwittWednesday, October 27th, 2010 — 9:09am PST

    Thanks Lori!

  3. JoshThursday, October 28th, 2010 — 9:16am PST

    Love everything under #archives photo Keep it up!

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