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Zymoetz "Copper" River Bridge
aka: Copper River
54°33' North and 128°29' West
Tributary of the Skeena River
wasn't like it is today, back in 1920's
Even when I came to this area in 1969
the roads and bridges were totally different.
Nearly every creek/river had a one way Bailey Bridge.
The whole highway from Jasper was virtually gravel.
We are spoiled today.
This is the
history of one little area at the Copper river.
ca Jan 1928-
George Little was
cutting the timber
for the new bridge, to connect
The bridge was NOT where today's Highway 16 bridge is.
You had to go up river on the Copper River,
about 1-2 miles.
This map above ca 1920's, drawn by Fred Nash, BC Surveyor
of the Copper River Cable
(see picture below).
I originally thought the bridge was here,
but due to no scale ruler on the map,
It was hard to relate distances.
Cable Crossing located about 3-4 miles up the Copper River
The First Copper River
was located just past Webbers place in Copperside
about 1-2 miles up the river.
I have shown it and the new bridge locations on this map above.
Whole map on my
Here is a
portion of a 1915 mining report map
which shows the trails and bridge
The bridge was
to be started in late 1927,
but high water stopped construction.
First Copper River Bridge
End View First Copper
It was a one way Bridge, as you can see in
the Picture above
May 1929 the
Bridge was near completion.
Arthur Carr and his work gang,
were finishing the south approach.
2 work gangs were working on it,
The road to connect to the Usk Trail,
was under construction by a second gang of men.
It was expected to be open in the fall of 1929.
b- Feb 25, 1877, Leicestershire, England, (age 40 in
d- Oct 3, 1954 in Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver BC, age 77
Retired Civil Servant, Prov. Public Works Department
retired in 1942
immigrated 51 years before he died, ca 1903
I believe he served in WWI and was wounded twice.
son of John Carr and Sarah Bott
1923 he worked on the Lakelse Lake road.
married a widow Florence Annie? Henwood, nee Boud, June 26, 1917 in
b- Cuderford, Gloucestershire, England, age 44 in 1917
daughter of John Day Boud and Mary Meyrick
she was one of the first members of the Terrace Library Board
J. H. Mollard, a BC
Engineer headquartered in Smithers,
was working here in 1929.
G. C. McKay was
the District Public Works Engineer
living in Prince Rupert in 1926
I believe he might be George McKay
and I believe he served in WWI
b- Jan 2, 1879, Sarnia ON, age 36, in 1914 when he
d- Sept 11, 1971, Sandringham Private Hospital, Victoria BC, age 92
Civil Engineer when he married
He was the Provincial Chief Bridge Engineer
He was also Engineer on the Hagwilget Bridge,
Patullo Bridge, and Alexandra Suspension Bridge in 1926.
Retired Professional Engineer, CNR and BC Government
son of Robert Carruthers, and Jane Laird
UBC has a Scholarship in his name
married Winona Mercy Campbell Orr, Sept 15, 1914, Christ Church,
b- Battleford SK, age 28 when married
daughter of Oscar Orr , an Indian Agent
and Retta Laura McColinell
River Cable Ferry
Cable Ferry, Copper River
3 Photos above courtesy McRae Collection in Terrace, 2013
of Copper Canyon, Copper River
to view larger size
Postcard to Mr and Mrs J. Lockie, 313
Winnipeg MB, date- Feb 15, 1944,
signed by Jim (Lockie?)
8 Mile Creek,
Copper River, ca 1944
Postcard/Photo courtesy Grant Walker,
Studio City, CA, May 6, 2013
Copper River View, Treasure Mountain in distant left
Postcard courtesy Grant Walker, CA 2015
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