Carcross Footbridge Construction, 2007
In 1978, a wooden footbridge was built to replace the wagon bridge. It quickly became a significant location for residents and visitors to socialize and enjoy
fishing for Arctic grayling for much of the period that Lake
Bennett isn't frozen (April through November roughly). This photo was taken on October 10, 2004.
By 2004 the bridge was in very poor condition due mostly to rotting wood. On May 12, an application was put in to the Northern Infrastructure Component of the
Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund (CSIF) for $3 million to build a new bridge and make many other improvements to the waterfront area of Carcross.