Patullo Bridge

The Patullo Bridge, crossing the Fraser River, in fading afternoon light. Built in the heart of the depression public works era (1936-37). Like many bridges and viaducts of that time, its approaches were originally creosoted timber. This allowed vagrants (or an arsonist) to set the Surrey end ablaze in 2009, forcing its closure for over a week.

Similar wooden trestles are gradually being replaced throughout BC and Washington.


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