Bridge River (B.C.)



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BC Power Commission miscellany

The item consists of film footage from ca. 1957. It contains assorted footage, including exterior and interior of a power plant, aerial views of forest, power line right-of-way, unidentified seaside town, penstocks and Seton powerhouse at Bridge River, slash burning, town, mountains, Victoria and dam construction site.

Bridge River

The item is a composite print of an industrial film made between ca. 1945 and 1948. It shows the first phase of the Bridge River Project including construction of the Bridge River diversion dam, Seton Lake powerhouse, penstock on Mission Mountain, and power transmission lines to Vancouver; site preparation for La Joie storage dam and opening of first phase on 23 October 1948. There is also footage of Vancouver and vicinity emphasizing demand for electrical power.

Bridge River stage two (dam) : part 1 : Soletanche

The item is an industrial film on a black and white workprint made between 1956 and 1960. It contains footage of the construction of the Mission Dam on the Bridge River project Soletanche and shows special operations (1958-59) required to seal the foundations and substrata under the site to prevent seepage. Depicts work to remove sections of old steel pilings (cut loose by divers with torches working in mud-filled pits); driving a wall of sheet pilings; manufacturing a clay/cement grout mixture and forcing it into the substrata under pressure to form an impervious curtain. This film is likely very similar to the French-language film produced for the French engineering firm (Soletanche Ltd.) which carried out the work.

Bridge River stage two (dam) : part 2

The item is an industrial film on a colour print made in the late 1950s. It contains footage showing the construction of Mission Dam on Bridge River from 1956 to 60, intended to increase the height of Carpenter Lake. The new dam structure incorporated the original 1948 diversion dam. The film begins with an overview of the Bridge River development.

Bridge River unit no. 4

The item is an Industrial film on a colour print made in the early 1950s. It contains footage of the construction of the fourth penstock down Mission Mountain, to drive generator no. 4 at Seton powerhouse of the Bridge River project.

[British Columbia travel scenes]

Amateur film. "B&W: H.M.S. "Apollo" in Vancouver Harbour. S.S. "Empress of Japan" in Vancouver Harbour. Train at Seton Lake. Fraser Highway. Highlining in the woods. Malahat Drive. Roses at Butchart Gardens. Thompson River. Oliver. Kalamalka Lake. Hospital at Tranquille. Dr. Kingsley Terry. COLOUR: Bridge River. Mt. Halcyon. Upper Arrow Lake. Trail. Elk Falls. Logging camp at Campbell River in 1937." (Colin Browne)

Cause book

  • GR-2149
  • Series
  • 1934-1940

Cause book (indexed).

British Columbia. Small Debts Court (Bridge River)

Correspondence and other material

  • GR-1388
  • Series
  • 1941-1947

This series contains Yale district Provincial Police files dating from 1941 to 1947. The records consist of subject files containing reports and correspondence inward and outward of district headquarters at Ashcroft with Bralorne, Bridge River, Lillooet, Spences Bridge, Clinton, Lytton and Ashcroft detachments, C division headquarters at Kamloops, and others.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force (Yale District)

Dinner for Miss Creeden

The item is an Industrial film on colour print made in 1947. It is a film about the growth of B.C. Electric from 1906 to 1946, built around the story of stenographer Flossie Creeden, the first female office employee of the company. Footage includes: Goldstream power plant, Vancouver natural gas facilities, BC Electric Railway lines in Fraser Valley, Stave Falls generator plant, Alouette Lake and Ruskin plants, 1939 royal visit, BCE employee's newsletter, A.E. Grauer family at home, office scenes, plans & construction at Bridge River project, BCE employee's service in World Wars I & II and BCE streetcar and trolley bus services.

La Joie storage dam : part 2

The item is a colour industrial film from 1950. It shows construction work on the La Joie Dam during 1950 including blasting, excavation, dam fill operation, spillways, floodgates and control valves. La Joie dam was part of the Bridge River development.

Margaret Murray interview

PERIOD COVERED: 1936 - 1941 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979 SUMMARY: In an interview with Becky Thomas and Joan Adams, Margaret Murray discusses teaching in one room schools in British Columbia. Mrs. Murray taught in the following British Columbia communities: Likely, Bridge River and Clinton.

[Mica pondage, Sue Fire area and planting]

Stock shots. Footage of areas flooded by the Mica Dam , including flooded roads and trees, floating logs, etc., along the Canoe River. Aerial views of area, including Canoe River, Mica Dam, Redrock Harbour, Kinbasket Lake, and CPR construction at Beavermouth. Sequence showing dam, diversion tunnels, powerhouse, etc.

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