Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park, Spuzzum

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Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, located in the Fraser Canyon approximately two kilometres (one mile) north of Spuzzum and 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Hope.This small 55 ha (136 acre) park is centred on the site of the original Cariboo Wagon Road bridge over the Fraser River. The park was established in 1984 because of its historical qualifications. It has picnic tables but no camping. Public access is via a trail from a parking lot on the east side of the Fraser, as the old portion of the pre-modernization Cariboo Highway, which used the bridge, is no longer open to the public.The Nlaka'pamux and Sto:lo First Nations have inhabited the area for over 9000 years. The first white persons known to have visited the site were Simon Fraser and his crew during their expedition down the Fraser Canyon in 1808. Situated at a narrows in the canyon, with room for the necessary abutments, the site was an important fishing site for the Sto:lo and Nlaka'pamux First Nations peoples. Like all such locations in the Fraser Canyon (which are many), there was a large native village on the west bank just downstream from the bridge site in pre-railway times. Fish-drying racks can still be seen at the location today, and were visible in historic photographs from early times.
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  • Stopped just outside Spuzzum ( love saying that!) for a picnic and afterwards took the trail down to the bridge. It's a 10 minute walk that is on an old narrow road, I did see pathways going into the ...  more »
  • Located a short drive south of Hells Gate is this short and slightly descending walk to Alexander Bridge. It was a little worn down and graffiti covered, but still looked very graceful with chunky ent...  more »
  • The short way / descent to the bridge leads to a great photo stop. The bridge is still fully intact and allows also the short walk across the raging river. Class!
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  • Gorgeous old bridge with a rich history! It’s surrounded by stunning landscapes.
  • Wonderful place, historic bridge, and good views of the Fraser canyon and Fraser River from the bridge. Although I must stress the importance of keeping all personal belongings safe while on the bridge, as the floor of the bridge surface is very porous and the holes are quite large, so many small items will fall through. When I went there, I got to see a train pass by on the tracks. However, my father dropped his flashlight while getting something on the bridge, and we were all so worried that he dropped something important, like his wallet or his house keys. My advice is, keep all personal belongings secure and safe while on this bridge!
  • Scenic abandoned bridge along the Trans Canada Highway. Park in the lot and take a 10 minute walk down the old Cariboo Highway to the bridge. Check for trains when you cross the tracks, it's an active rail line.
  • The short so to visit the Old Alexandra Bridge is worth it. The ropes you'll see are for native fishing nets. You may see Conservation officers there watching for those fishing. They were great guys to talk to.
  • Super little. Real for our road trip. We walked to the bridge, and back to the parking lot. Had a picnic supper and we're back on our way. The walk was refreshing and the view from the bridge is lovely.

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