Trailhead: UTM WGS84 10U 0614513 e 5507303 n
lat/long: N 49°42.439’ W 121°24.702’
Constructed for the Cariboo Waggon Road, Alexandra Bridge was built in 1926 to replace the suspension bridge that hung across the Fraser River since 1863. This short trail goes down into the canyon and crosses the bridge.
Head north on Water St. and follow Hwy #1 48 km north past Spuzzum. This trail starts at the Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park, located on the left side of the highway.
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Posted By: brancher
- Sat Dec 26 00:41:06 EST 2009
UpsideA very grand and unusual old bridge in surprisingly good condition. Like stepping into the past - or into a movie.
DownsideMore of a walk than a hike.
CommentOver the past couple of years we've come back to this spot again and again - it's that unusual. It's fun to climb down to the Fraser on the other side too.
Posted By: Kmarshall
- Sat Sep 25 21:09:15 EDT 2004
UpsideWOW a bridge that has stood the test of time. Great view. Remember your camera.
DownsideRailroad tracks and if you are not careful you can get a bit disoretated. There are no posted signs it takes about 1/2 hr. there and back. Dogs liked it but not the bridge.
CommentI am glad that we did this but it is not really a great hike. The Bridge is worth standing on and walking across. You feel like you are floating on air. The dogs did not like it so much. The view is spectacular. Don't forget to pack a lunch and eat it on the bridge it is a must do. Be careful of the train tracks not safe in that regard. Do it thought you will be sorry if you missed a piece of history. Don't forget to read the history very facinating.
Posted By: pkevans
- Tue Jun 08 14:04:23 EDT 2004
UpsideThis is a beautiful old bridge
DownsideIt is necessary to cross the railway tracks. These tracks are frequently used (3? trains per hour), and southbound trains tend to not apply their brakes until this point, this means that they can be very quiet when approaching.
CommentGreat view of the river from here. Worth the one hour that it will take to go down and back
Posted By: Night Hawk
- Wed May 28 18:27:08 EDT 2003
UpsideAs well as the road down, there are several different trails that will take you to the bridge. Great photo op.
DownsideCrossing the bridge is not for everyone. You can see the water through the grating and people have been know to develope vertigo from this.
CommentYou can take the winding road down the bridge or you can take any of the several paths with a more direct route - translation, straighter and steeper. Take a little stroll on the road on the other side, some interesting plant life. Be sure to take your camera, especially during June and July when the water is running very high and fast. You can also check out the old hotel on the other side of the highway.