The Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, Canada

By : Mark V | 13 Feb 2013 12:13 am | Bridges, Infrastructure

Built in 1889, the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver seems like it comes from an Indiana Jones film and is sure to make your legs soften when you reach its middle. Its original designer was the Scottish engineer George Grant Mackay and made this bridge out of simple wood, while this structure was replaced a few years later by a wire cable bridge.

In the year 1956 it got rebuilt from scratch and around the same period the natives started placing different totems through the park.

Then in 1983 the Capilano and the forest changed their owners and became a theme park called “Treetop Adventures” thus attracting plenty more visitors since it was the first park of this kind on the continent. With this change of direction there were seven new footbridges built that allowed you to see the forest from 98 feet above along with some other new additions like tours, gardens, period costumes etc.

With so many new things the park received around 800000 visitors every year thus becoming one of the most visited places in Canada.

[Inhabitat]

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