Ross River Suspension Bridge | Yukon

Ross River Suspension Bridge

The new Ross River suspension bridge across the Pelly River in the Yukon was opened to moderate fanfare in June 2018. Repairing the historic footbridge cost $5.5 million, which would surely surprise the workers who built the original in 1943. The bridge was part of the Canol pipeline system that supplied Canadian oil to the US Army during WW2. Although the pipeline was dismantled just six years later, the Canol Road opened up access to a remote, beautiful, and prosperous area. Today, people living in Ross River use the bridge when hunting and fishing and visitors can amble across to watch the their vehicle cross via ferry. Explorers, including the @morethanexplorers team, use the crossing to access exploration projects along the North Canol Road.

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