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Alaska Highway Postcards

Alaska Highway Postcards
#96 - Peace River Bridge, Alaska Highway
The Peace River Bridge which replaces the ferry at Taylor's crossing ten miles south of Fort St. John, was built by the United States Government at a cost of $1,750,000.00. It was officially opened and presented to the Dominion of Canada on August 30, 1943.
It is a two-lane suspension bridge, 2,275 feet long and the deck is 100 feet above normal water level. The towers are 190 feet high.
This bridge will be of great value in facilitating transport along the great new 1,600 mile Alaska Highway.

This is a fold-open (Folkard) postcard printed by Canadian Print & Litho of Montreal. The photo shows the view across the bridge from the north bank.

Folkard type postcard showing the first suspension bridge across the Peace River on the Alaska Highway

Reverse of Folkard postcard showing the Peace River Bridge on the Alaska Highway