Zuckerberg Island Suspension Bridge - Castlegar, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 18.976 W 117° 39.509
11U E 452142 N 5462823
Quick Description: The suspension bridge in the postcard was not built by Alexander Zuckerberg, as many believe.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 6/26/2013 8:19:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMHDDT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 4

Long Description:
Built as a field exercise project in 1984 by the 44th Field Engineer Squadron, the bridge was allowed to remain in place as a connection to the island. The 473 foot bridge was erected that spring with donated materials and won the coveted Canadian Militia Hertzberg Award.

The 44th Field Engineer Squadron is based in Trail, BC, about 25 km. south of Castlegar. They are responsible for many structures, similar and dissimilar, in the southern BC area.

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Physical Address:
7th Avenue & 9th Street
Castlegar, BC Canada

Related Web Site: [Web Link]

Description of Postcard Location:
Gravel causeway about 80 feet north of the bridge.

Parking Coorddinates: N 18° 18.971 W 117° 39.538

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