Title and statement of responsibility area
Historical records and documents relating to BC roads and bridges
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- textual record
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- cartographic material
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the series.
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- British Columbia. Dept. of Highways
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38 cm of textual records
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The Dept. of Highways was established in 1955 with the enactment of the Department of Highways Act (SBC 1955, c. 33). Prior to 1955, the Highways Branch of the Dept. of Public Works was responsible for all functions relating to the management of highways. The mandate of the Dept. of Highways included the construction and maintenance of all government roads, bridges, ferries, wharves, and other works with respect to provincial highways. In 1961, the department was divided into four branches: Construction Branch, Location Branch, Materials Testing Branch, and Traffic Branch. In 1975 the functions of both the Dept. of Highways and the Dept. of Public Works were merged to form a new agency with the Dept. of Highways and Public Works (OIC 3842/75).
Scope and content
This series contains miscellaneous historical records and documents relating to B.C. roads and bridges including typescript "History of Roads in British Columbia".
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred to PABC by Ministry of Transportation and Highways, Public Information Officer, 1984.
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Loose photographs and photograph albums transferred to Visual Records (accession 198501-004), and maps to the Maps section.
Two equipment catalogues transferred to Modern History Division, BCPM.
Transferred to library: The British Columbia Roadrunner, vol.1 no. 1 to vol.19 no.2; British Columbia Public Works, 1937-1940, No 1&2; Britsih Columbia Digest, various issues, 1964-1967.
Accession number(s): G84-039; 198501-004