A Bridge To Somewhere.
The Koksilah River Trestle, built by local loggers and farmers in 1920, is said to be the tallest free-standing wood structure in the Commonwealth. Whether it is or not, it is a work of great beauty and a monument to engineering brilliance. The federal, provincial and local governments are kicking in about $4 million to restore it. Western Forest Products has offered to supply the timbers, and the woodworkers' union is offering the skilled labour of its members.Tom Hawthorn tells the story.