Wycliffe Bridge: 0050.0687

GOOD START MADE ON BRIDGE AT WYCLIFFE – Work Soon Ready for Building Concrete Foundations – About 50 Men Are Employed.

            Government crews at Wycliffe are making a good showing with the preliminary work on the new bridge which will span the St. Mary’s river at that point.  Grading for the approaches is pretty well completed, and the pouring of concrete will soon be started.  The bridge will have three spans.  The longest one will be 150 feet, and the other two about 90 feet each.  The new bridge is about 1000 feet upstream from the present bridge in use.  The old bridge with its steep grades and short turns on either end was becoming a dangerous point on the road in view of the tremendous amount of travel between Cranbrook and Kimberley.  In fact it has been the scene of several accidents in past years.  The cost of the new structure is estimated at $50,000.

0050.0687: Wycliffe Bridge

New Wycliffe bridge construction employing 50 men at a good start with concrete foundations ready to pour.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  October 2, 1930
Pages:  10
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)

Keywords:

government crews bridge concrete travel accidents

Subjects:

Transportation arrow Bridges arrow Wycliffearrow
Physical Features arrow Rivers arrow St. Mary Riverarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrookarrow
Cities arrow Kimberleyarrow

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