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Salmo River Bridge - Ymir, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 16.920 W 117° 12.731
11U E 484568 N 5458826
Quick Description: This Bailey Bridge with the obligatory lumber decking crosses the Salmo River right at the little community of Ymir.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 2/5/2014 3:05:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMK325
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
At exactly 100 feet long, this is probably an average sized Bailey Bridge. It is on Wildhorse Road, which heads east from Ymir's main street and eventually leads to the Wildhorse Mine, one of the turn-of-the-century gold mines which once made this a prosperous, bustling town. That's all gone now, but the remnants of the town and the bridge remain.

Of the bailey bridges we have come across in our travels around BC, every one was installed with a plank deck, which remains. Probably not the original planks, but they're still decked with lumber, courtesy of the surrounding forests.

Old pictures show a truss bridge here in years past and a local told us that it was a wood bridge. This would mean that either they managed to burn their bridge down or its condition deteriorated sufficiently to require replacement. This, then, is another of those permanent temporary replacements.

Best place to park here is in the rest area just west of the bridge.
Type: Plank Bridge

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