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Bridge engineer J. R. Grant's subject files

Series consists of consulting engineer Grant's private files (not City files) containing correspondence, plans, news clippings, maps, and notebooks relating to the design and construction of bridges in Vancouver, Victoria, Portland, Seattle, ...

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Engineering Administration housekeeping subject files

Series comprises records from the 1975-1980 Central Registry Files of the Engineering Department, relating to its administration, general services and involvement in community planning. The documents include minutes and related materials of meeti...

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Engineering Department annual correspondence

Series consists of registry copies of correspondence and associated records, including reports, memoranda, hand-written notes, maps and other materials, emanating from all functional areas of Engineering between 1905 and 1974.

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Engineering Department contract register

Series consists of a record of work contracted to private businesses by the City. The majority of these contracts are for paving streets and sidewalks, but there are also a number of contracts for the construction of public buildings and the inst...

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Engineering Department miscellaneous photographs

Series consists of glass negatives on a variety of subjects pertaining to City Engineering Services. These include building, road and railway construction; Vancouver street scenes; damage to roads and structures; scenes of the city after heavy sno...

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Engineering Department old policy files

Series consists of about 300 subject files documenting policy development over a long period. Arranged in policy number order.

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Engineering Department slide collection

Series consists of images (slides) taken in support of Engineering Department work performed in the 1970s and 1980s. Major projects undertaken in this time that are documented in this series include the construction of the Expo Line (Skytrain), th...

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Engineering Department technical drawings, maps and plans

Series consists of technical drawings, maps and plans for a variety of building and engineering projects. While some of these drawings originated with the Engineering Department, others were created by transportation, communication, or utility co...

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Engineering Department traffic accident index cards

Series consists of index cards containing compiled information about fatal traffic accidents in the City of Vancouver. Information recorded on the cards includes date, time, location and type of accident. Some cards also mention persons involved i...

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Georgia Viaduct and Granville Street Bridge photographs

Series relates to documenting major City projects in progress and completed. Contained are the following photographs.CVA 216-1 (88 photographs): 1 album documenting the Georgia Viaduct replacement carried out by Phillips, Barratt, Hiller, Jones ...

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Local improvements miscellany

Series consists of an assortment of recordkeeping ledgers and a scrapbook pertaining to local improvements.

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Main Street sea wall construction photographs

Series relates to the construction of the Main Street sea wall which was "partially completed under terms of contract with Canadian National Railways (cost to C.N.R. $243,103)" (ref case file). The work took place 11 Nov. 1915 until 17 ...

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Photographs of Council meetings and special events

Series consists of selected photographs and negatives which relate to Council presentations and internal City events. Events photographed include: Council presentations to retirees, Civic Merit awards, Freedom of the City, Citizen Peace awards, 25...

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Rain gauge registers

Series consists of bound volumes containing daily measurements of precipitation in Vancouver.

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Transportation Planning Engineer Expo 86 files

Series consists of correspondence, informal reports, City reports, consultants' reports, notes to file, minutes of the Transportation Working Group and the Expo Traffic Operations Group, and architectural drawings of sites, relating to transp...

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Vancouver bridge records

Series consists of a variety of records relating to the planning, designing, and opening of Vancouver's bridges. Included are plans for the Connaught Bridge (1910) and the Burrard Street Bridge (1930-1931), Granville Street Bridge (1952), ph...

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Water supply drawings

Series consists of maps, plans and profiles of the Vancouver water supply system and the area which supplies the system. Included are detailed technical drawings of pipes, joints and the mechanical systems. There are also a number of maps of the...

Vancouver (B.C.). Water Works Department

Water works distributing journals

Series consists of accounting records of the Waterworks Dept., including administrative and operational expenses. 1929-1933 records are missing. After 1933 the record is called "Distributing Journal". Arranged chronologically.

Vancouver (B.C.). Water Works Department

Water works register of appropriations for roadwork

Series consists of a register listing all instances of roadwork, drainwork, etc. It is possible to determine the date of the work, the portion of a street for which work was completed, and the cost of the work by looking up a street name. The da...

Vancouver (B.C.). Water Works Department