On Good Friday, April 8th 1966, a massive ice jam flooded the Bulkley River and destroyed 2 of the 3 spans of the bridge. This bridge had been built in 1944 to replace the previous one, which had itself been washed out twice (in 1936 and 1943). The bridge was repaired later in April 1966, but replaced in 1969 by a bridge at a new location and demolished in 1970.
Item was found in collections in May 2020.
Scope and Content
Aerial photo of the ice-covered Bulkley River flooding into nearby fields, with two-thirds of the bridge having been washed away.
1 Photograph; b&w; 17 x 11.5 cm
Mrs. Winnifred Coyle and Ellen with Mrs. Davey Scott walking the Aldermere-Telkwa trail. Information written on back of both cards. Notations also written on front of post card. Writing with arrow indicating Ellen Coyle reads "Aldermere's first baby."