During the 2nd World War, there were threats of the Japanese invading Alaska which was the result of building the Alaska Highway. 11,000 troops endured extreme conditions to build the 1520 mile highway that would connect Alaska to the United States that began at Mile Zero, Dawson Creek. At the Kiskatinaw River, mile 20 on the original highway, a hairpin turn forced the construction of this very unique bridge. Engineers developed this 534 foot (162.5 metres) long wooden bridge that is sloped and has a 9 degree curve to conform with the bend in the highway.
HISTORY OF KISKATINAW RIVER BRIDGE, BC