July 11, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
New Hazelton, Attractions
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Recently 2 of the staff members (myself included) from the Smithers Visitor Informations Center went on a FAM tour in the Hazelton Area. We did many things on our trip; just one of our adventures consisted of checking out the Hagwilget Bridge.
For those who dont know the area the Hagwilget Bridge is the bridge that connects Old Hazelton to New Hazelton, it was completed in 1931 making it one of the first to be designed by Alexander Carruthers. This fantastic bridge spans 460 feet and is 16 feet wide and is 262 feet above the Bulkley River. It is made with 1 million pounds of steel and cable and over 6 mikes of wire rope.
If you think driving over this structure sounds thrilling then walking over it will be the icing on the cake, and for even more adventure; walking below it! We got the honors for walking first across the bridge and then took at 15min hike to get a look at the lower view.
It was an amazing and very thrilling adventure and I strongly recommend it to whoever is in the area!! Even bring the fishing rod, the family and a lunch, you definitely wont run out of things to do or see anywhere around the area.