Goat River Canyon, British Columbia
|Five miles (8 km) east of Creston the
tracks thread the Goat River Canyon. On each side of the river large cuts
were required to maintain the gradient for the tracks and a major bridge
was needed to span the canyon. The excavation work on the cuts removed
62,000 cubic yards (47 000 cubic metres) of rock and overburden on the
east end cut and 53,000 cubic yards (40 500) on the west side. A covered
timber bridge approximately 200 feet (60 m) long and 165 feet (50 m) above
the river bed was built across the canyon. The bridge was later replaced
with two steel girder spans and a deck truss span totalling 238 feet (72.5
m) in length.
For another early view of the Goat River Canyon, click here.