Bridges--British Columbia--Design and construction



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A.B. Sanderson and Company fonds

  • PR-2409
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1974

The fonds consists of records from A.B. Sanderson Company, Ltd., primarily regarding project proposals, construction calculations and plans for engineering projects. The fonds includes: correspondence, calculations, plans and drawings regarding engineering contracts; reference material for engineers; newspaper clippings and promotional material on the company; and personal records of Adrian Barclay Sanderson. The company’s focus was on bridges, and the records represent work on major projects such as the MacDonald-Cartier Bridge, the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge, and a number of Pacific Great Eastern Railway bridges.

In addition to bridges, the A.B. Sanderson Company was involved in a number of significant projects including the Mount Kobau observatory. Additional projects include the Esquimalt Sports Centre and the Mt. Tolmie Reservoir, as well as a number of schools, sports arenas, water treatment facilities, and industrial buildings on Vancouver Island and British Columbia. The records include inspection reports for the Canadian National Railway tunnels that connected the CNR lines to the Second Narrows rail bridge.

A. B. Sanderson was named as technical advisor to the Royal Commission inquiry into the Second Narrows Bridge collapse, and the records in this fonds related to the Second Narrows Bridge are primarily newspaper clippings and reports.

Financial records for the company were not in the custody of Ker, Priestman and Associates at the time of transfer and do not make up part of this fonds.

Oversize plans relating to specific jobs can often be found in containers 880055-0522 – 880055-0529, usually identified by the corresponding file or job code. An index to job numbers can be found in container 880059-1582.

A.B. Sanderson and Company Ltd.

Agriculture today : reel 26, part 1

The item consists of a reel of 16 mm film which includes the following:
A. The Buckskin Land Cattle Company, located west of Williams Lake, is owned by Mr. And Mrs. Rudi Johnson and their children. To shorten the trip to town from the ranch, they have built a bridge over the Fraser River. It is on private property, but is open for public use. They tell the story of the bridge, and discuss plans to increase the size of their cattle herd from 400-500 to 1,000-1,100. (00:10:08)
B. At the federal agricultural research station in Summerland, Dr. Milmore [?] and Dr. MacArthur discuss their discovery of a way to eliminate bloat in cattle through controlled feeding. (00:04:25)
C. B.C.'s southern interior is one of the driest places in Canada. Al MacLean, of the federal agricultural research station in Kamloops, explains how to increase rangeland grass production by resting the land or re-seeding it with the most suitable grasses. (00:03:50)

Best of Emerson, no. 6

SUMMARY: "Best of Emerson" is a twice-a-week series (Monday and Friday) that ran from July 2 to September 28, 1962. In this series Vancouver's provocative conversationalist, John Emerson, discusses unusual asp;ects of Vancouver history and gives his recollections and impressions of well-known people. This episode, number 6 in the series, is about Vancouver's bridges.;

Bridging the Nass

Item consists of one industrial video documenting the Forest Service's Engineering Division creation, from conception to completion, of the bridge that spans the Nass River. The bridge provided a road link between the town of Stewart to the south.

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