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Location DB > Canada > British Columbia > Hope > Ladner Creek Trestle / Tunnel
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Ladner Creek Trestle / Tunnel
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 Database Info
created by -Rio- on 1/30/2015 6:05 AM
last modified by -Rio- on 5/30/2018 5:16 AM
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 Overview
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 Basic Information
Type: Trestle + Tunnel
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
Highway 5 and Ladner Creek
Hope, British Columbia
Canada
Owner:
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  • DO NOT WALK ON THE TIMBER, They are extremely rotten
  •  Interesting Features

     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1916
    Closed: 1961
     Required Equipment
     Recommended Equipment

     History
    The trestle and tunnel was part of the old Kettle Valley Railway.

    About the tunnel: the two portals were built at different times. When originally constructed (1916) this tunnel was likely lined with timber bracing to protect against the poor quality of rock that the tunnel goes through. Even with the construction of the portals in 1944 and 1949, the bracing would likely have remained between the portals (common practice). In many of the tunnels along the KVR, upon abandonment or in the years following, the bracing was removed allowing the roof to cave in. This has been done to prevent injury/death of people camping/hiking in the tunnels.

    *Update* on Sunday May 27 2018 a group of 3 people started a fire on the trestle by tossing a cigarette. The fire has now been burning for two days.(View the news article in the media coverage bellow.)
     Media Coverage
    Historic trestle bridge east of Hope, B.C. set on fire by tossed cigarette
    http://www.cbc.ca/...hope-b-c-1.4682474

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    January 2014
    Fri, Jan 30th, 2015
    posted by -Rio-
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    May 2015
    Sun, Jan 24th, 2016
    posted by yohan12
    5 pictures
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    May 2019
    Wed, May 1st, 2019
    posted by KAPS
    8 pictures
     


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    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 5/1/2019 6:29 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on May 1 19 at 18:29, Steed validated this location
  • on May 1 19 at 15:32, KAPS reordered images in gallery May 2019
  • on May 1 19 at 15:32, KAPS deleted 1 pictures from gallery May 2019
  • on May 1 19 at 15:31, KAPS swapped pictures 1 and 3
  • on May 1 19 at 15:31, KAPS swapped pictures 0 and 1
  • on May 1 19 at 15:30, KAPS updated gallery May 2019
  • on May 1 19 at 15:30, KAPS updated gallery May 2019
  • on May 1 19 at 15:27, KAPS added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 1 19 at 15:21, KAPS created a new gallery
  • on May 30 18 at 15:25, Mickael validated this location
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