Big Bend Highway

BIG BEND HIGHWAY, connecting GOLDEN and REVELSTOKE via the Big Bend of the COLUMBIA R, was the final link in the original trans-provincial highway. Funded jointly by the provincial and federal governments, the 305-km stretch was built from 1929 to 1940, largely as a Depression relief project. Officially opened on 29 June 1940, it was used for 2 decades until it was replaced by the ROGERS PASS section of the TRANS-CANADA HWY in 1962. The old route was partially flooded during dam construction in...

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