BOB - Nelson, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 30.537 W 117° 16.783
11U E 479750 N 5484073
Quick Description: Meet "BOB", the Big Orange Bridge across the west arm of Kootenay Lake at Nelson.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 3/18/2015 10:36:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMNHME
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
The photos were taken from the lawn of the RCMP building just north of the bridge, looking generally northwest. The original was taken in the late 1950s, the now photo, March 14th, 2015 at 10:38:20 AM.

The bridge was built in 1957, to the great relief of the locals, as it replaced a ferry which by that time was seriously overtaxed. The ferry had been put in the river in 1911 - the locals had been petitioning Victoria (BC's capital) for a bridge since 1910.

For the first several years of its life, this $4,000,000 structure was a toll bridge. Originally painted grey and green, the bridge obtained its lasting moniker when repainted the bright orange that it sports today.

Bridge
Bridge

Year photo was taken: ca 1959

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