Quesnel, BC

Quesnel, BC Canada


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Central British Columbia, Canada

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Just south of Quesnel.

West Fraser Park

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Went out to capture a few birds today. No such luck and it started to rain.

Fraser River, Quesnel, BC Canada

Fraser River, Quesnel, BC Canada

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The Old Fraser River Bridge in Quesnel BC

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Out of my file.

Wooden Truss Bridge - Built in 1929 Quesnel, BC Ca…

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From the City Website: The Fraser River Walking Bridge is a fine example of a wooden truss bridge of its type built in 1929. The entry points to the bridge are located where Carson Avenue and Front Street intersect in Downtown Quesnel, and on North Fraser Drive in West Quesnel. The historic place is confined to the bridge structure. Heritage Value The eastern side of the Fraser River Walking Bridge is located in Downtown Quesnel which is the commercial and administrative center of the city. The western side of the Fraser River Walking Bridge is located in West Quesnel which developed as a rural community with small houses and family farms. The growth of West Quesnel was moderate until this single-lane bridge across the Fraser River was constructed in 1929. The bridge provided a permanent link between the two Quesnel communities. These communities were amalgamated into one city in 1958. In 1971, the two-lane Moffat Bridge was built and growth in West Quesnel increased steadily. Truss bridges were once very common in many areas of the province. They were mostly built between 1920 and 1950. Many wooden structures have since been replaced with concrete beam type bridges which are less expensive to maintain. The defining character of a truss bridge is the vast number of timbers vertically arranged in a triangular pattern. The vertical beams are placed under tension where they meet to create a force able to hold considerable weight. Truss bridges are often constructed when economics is an issue. Wooden trusses use local supplies that require less investment even though they are more costly to maintain over time. The intrinsic value takes on greater significance as fewer wooden truss bridges remain in the province today. Prior to the completion of the Fraser River Walking Bridge in 1929, travel across the Fraser River was made by cable ferry. The Fraser River Walking Bridge was the first bridge to span the Fraser River in Quesnel and remained the only bridge until 1971. The bridge was open to single- lane traffic that included automobiles, semi-tractor trailers, livestock, and pedestrians. Vehicles did not have a speed restriction, however horses were not to exceed walking pace. The original speed limit sign, ‘Horses Must Not Exceed Walking Pace’ is located at the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives. The Fraser River Walking Bridge is believed to be the longest wooden Howe Truss Bridge still in use. It was converted to pedestrian use in 1971 when the Moffat Bridge opened.

More snow March 28, 2021

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Looking across the road.....

Old grader in -33C weather.

You never appreciate spring till you’ve been throu…

A few nights ago near Dragon Lake.

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Dragon Lake is an unincorporated community just south of Quesnel BC named after the lake of the same name nearby. It is one of the main commercial areas of Greater Quesnel, including a number of large shopping plazas and major supermarkets and big box stores. Located in central British Columbia, Canada.

The Hoodoos or Pinnacles near Quesnel, BC

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After a nice lunch at Heavy D's BBQ we decided to walk to the Pinnacles today. Packed snow on the trail. Nice sunny afternoon for a few photos. ------------------------------------- Pinnacles Provincial Park comprises approximately 124 hectares of pine forest overlooking Baker Creek. The park is a popular day-use area and is easily accessible from Quesnel. From the Pinnacles viewpoint, visitors enjoy the unique formation of “Hoodoos,” and a picturesque view of the city of Quesnel and Baker Creek. The park is open year-round for day-use and sightseeing despite the locked gate at the entrance; camping is not permitted. The park provides an opportunity for a pleasant 1 km hike along a well maintained trail to the viewpoint; allow 15 minutes for access. The hoodoos are fragile, please do not climb on or near them. Just know that you're not able to walk out on the pinnacles anymore as people have fallen off and died. The WHOLE lookout area is gated off now but people still don't follow park rules and try to walk out. Established Date: September 18, 1969 Park Size: 124.39 hectares (Copy: BC Parks)

View from the Pinnacles. (Quesnel,BC - Canada)

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After a nice lunch at Heavy D's BBQ we decided to walk to the Pinnacles today. Packed snow on the trail. Nice sunny afternoon for a few photos. ------------------------------------- Pinnacles Provincial Park comprises approximately 124 hectares of pine forest overlooking Baker Creek. The park is a popular day-use area and is easily accessible from Quesnel. From the Pinnacles viewpoint, visitors enjoy the unique formation of “Hoodoos,” and a picturesque view of the city of Quesnel and Baker Creek. The park is open year-round for day-use and sightseeing despite the locked gate at the entrance; camping is not permitted. The park provides an opportunity for a pleasant 1 km hike along a well maintained trail to the viewpoint; allow 15 minutes for access. The hoodoos are fragile, please do not climb on or near them. Just know that you're not able to walk out on the pinnacles anymore as people have fallen off and died. The WHOLE lookout area is gated off now but people still don't follow park rules and try to walk out. Established Date: September 18, 1969 Park Size: 124.39 hectares (Copy: BC Parks)

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