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Reports on bridges and highways in British Columbia and Alberta

  • GR-0079
  • Series
  • 1943

The series consists of 5 volumes created by the Dept. of Public Works in 1943. Volume 1 is a report on bridges on roads in Pacific command; volume 2 is a list of bridges on the Trans-Canada highway from Vancouver to Leanchoil, giving engineering data; volume 3 is a list of bridges on Vancouver island (Victoria to Menzies Bay and Alberni to Parksville); volume 4 is a list of bridges on the Cariboo highway from Cache Creek to Prince George and volume 5 is a list of roads in Alberta, and list of bridges from Prince George to Hazelton.

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works

Public Works contracts and other material

  • GR-0071
  • Series
  • 1924-1954

The series consists of contract sets for diverse public works: buildings, bridges, roads and road works, ferries and ferry facilities, etc. The contract sets, usually signed by the contractor and the minister, often include the notices to contractors as they appeared in The British Columbia Gazette, tender forms, schedules of quantities, specifications, contracts, insurance policies, correspondence, and plans.

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works

Highways projects records

  • GR-0709
  • Series
  • 1926-1971

This series consists of project records from the Department of Highways, 1926-1971. Boxes 1-3 contain publications, reports, survey notes, maps and photographs, statistics, correspondence, conference material and other background material assembled preliminary to the construction of the Alaska Highway (1926-1947). These records were organized by the Department of Highways library. Box 4 contains Department of Highways records regarding Federal-Provincial agreements on the Trans-Canada Highway, 1949-1971. Boxes 5 and 6 (a bound volume) are Department of Highways records regarding the following bridges: Alexandria Bridge at Spuzzum, First Narrows, Oak Street, Farwell Canyon and a proposed third crossing of Burrard Inlet (1933-1966). Box 5 also includes commendation and photographs of the Department of Highways Traffic Patrol (1959-1961).

British Columbia. Dept. of Highways

Memorandum of Agreement re: Old Cariboo Road

  • GR-2051
  • File
  • 1928; 1963

The file consists of a signed agreement from 1928 between the Province represented by the Minister of Public Works and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CPR). The agreement sets out compensation to be paid by the CPR for each level crossing on the Old Cariboo Road between Haig and Spences Bridge that would be eliminated by the construction of the new provincial highway.

The agreement is accompanied by a photocopied letter from 1963 from the Office of the Attorney-General to the Chief Engineer of the Dept. of Highways instructing them to keep the agreement in their active files.

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works