Friday, January 21, 2011

Frontier to Freeway

In doing some research on transportation in BC, I came across a great resource called, "Frontier to Freeway: A short illustrated history of the roads in British Columbia". It a free ebook from the Ministry of Transportation. As alluded to in the title, it is a illustrated history of road building in BC from First Nations Trails to the turn of the 21st century. Our highway system has certainly played a major role in shaping BC and it's well worth the read. My favourite section of course is on the Port Mann and Lower Mainland highways which starts on page 18.

Port Mann Bridge Under Construction in the 1960's

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