Historical photos of British Columbia transportation.
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Take the video-drive with this blog and you`ll see that Hwy 16 had a lot of curves in 1966, and vegetation grew close to its edges. The road also featured a `drive through` electrical tower back then! Today the road is “brushed back” and has been straightened out, providing hugely improved visibility. About 85 to 90 per cent of the highway has been realigned, and those sections are now wider and have wider shoulders.
Construction of Dry Gulch Bridge on the Coquihalla Highway, in 1986. See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2016/05/16/construction-of-the-coquihalla-still-amazing-after-30-years/#sthash.3ZqYCzky.dpuf
It was the most ambitious highway project in BC`s history. It’s the most heavily travelled route in all the province... From top to bottom, motorists can experience every single type of weather condition known to man. The Coquihalla turns 30 this year and we`re sharing some great memories, in blogs, videos and photos: http://tranbc.ca/coquihalla-30th-anniversary/#sthash.7tGJsokJ.TcmrtzZy.dpbs
The year is 1959 and this is the George Massey Tunnel (then known as the Deas Island Tunnel). Banners are in place for the official opening of the tunnel by Queen Elizabeth II on July 15, 1959. Watch our series of vintage videos capturing the construction of the tunnel. https://www.youtube.com /watch?v=k9I6BpXwUZE and learn more about the George Massey Tunnel Replacement project here: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/masseytunnel/
The Kootenays. No tour of BC would be complete without a visit to this special corner of the province, especially a Road Trip Time Machine tour. So, get in, strap on your seat belt and take a trip back in time as we drive Highway 3A from Nelson to Balfour circa 1966. - See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2015/12/07/bc-road-trip-time-machine-bc-highway-3a-nelson-to-balfour/#sthash.AvyfZNQy.dpuf
Get in and buckle up because this episode of our 1966 BC Road Trip Time Machine is set to take you on one curvy highway – Highway 99 from Horseshoe Bay to Squamish to be exact.See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2015/09/10/bc-road-trip-time-machine-highway-99-from-horseshoe-bay-to-squamish/#sthash.lRFDXmnb.XiT4ddBE.dpuf
Before the internet, before television, heck – even before radio, British Columbians have been exploring this beautiful province in their cars; and ever since those cars started rolling out and about – highway travellers have been looking for information on road conditions. That is where our journey to communicate road condition information began and it continues to this very day – the safety of the travelling public is our first priority after all.
The garbage gobbler has returned to BC! The story on the back of the garbage disposal bin tells the story of the original models. See: http://tranbc.ca/2015/07/31/the-return-of-the-garbage-gobbler-to-bc-highways/#sthash.y7DyVdYR.dpbs
See our 1966 TranBC "home movie" -- a drive from Victoria to Duncan. A series of still shots linked to make a film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=42&v=IV1-ElUMkDU
Take a drive on the Port Mann Bridge in our TranBC Home movie! See: http://tranbc.ca/2015/03/25/bc-road-trip-time-machine-highway-1-and-port-mann-bridge-1966/
This surreal-looking photo of indirect rail lighting on the Port Mann Bridge, was published in the 1963/1964 Minister of Highways Report, for the Province of British Columbia.