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Major Matthews collection Stanley Park (B.C.) Bridges--Design and construction
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"Creeper" is shown in position for erection of the top (and last) section of South towe...
"Creeper" is shown in position for erection of the top (and last) section of South tower. Taken from West Vancouver Ferry.
367 days after this picture was taken the "Empress of Japan" passed under the Lions Gat...
367 days after this picture was taken the "Empress of Japan" passed under the Lions Gate Bridge steel construction having been completed.
4:30 a.m. All is in readiness for scow and tugs to haul four catwalk cables across First Narrows....
4:30 a.m. All is in readiness for scow and tugs to haul four catwalk cables across First Narrows. Light dim. Photo taken with f/2 lens wide open at 20 seconds.
4:50 a.m.  Five minutes later the four catwalk cables were secured on North Shore.  "Fispa&q...
4:50 a.m. Five minutes later the four catwalk cables were secured on North Shore. "Fispa" is near scow that is hauling cables across.
5:23 a.m. Three of the eight-ton cables for catwalks have been raised 325 feet above tide mark.  ...
5:23 a.m. Three of the eight-ton cables for catwalks have been raised 325 feet above tide mark. Distance between piers is 1550 feet.
A diver swings into position - lifted by derrick and wire rope.  Diver's air-line is being paid o...
A diver swings into position - lifted by derrick and wire rope. Diver's air-line is being paid out by man on top of bank.
All road-beds are erected.  View from above cable anchorage on South Shore.
All road-beds are erected. View from above cable anchorage on South Shore.
Another view of the clamping of the 61 strands of one of the two suspension cables in catwalk at ...
Another view of the clamping of the 61 strands of one of the two suspension cables in catwalk at south end of Lions Gate Bridge.
At 6:00 a.m. the catwalk cables (from one tower only) were secured.  Exactly 6 months later the l...
At 6:00 a.m. the catwalk cables (from one tower only) were secured. Exactly 6 months later the last of the 8 catwalk cables was taken down.
At this time the steel work of the South tower was within two sections of top.  Picture shows how...
At this time the steel work of the South tower was within two sections of top. Picture shows how "creeper" operates, rising with each section.
Beginning of the first caisson and general view of construction plant on South Shore from Prospec...
Beginning of the first caisson and general view of construction plant on South Shore from Prospect Point
Big 61-strand cables which support roadway, pass down these concrete "steps" into the c...
Big 61-strand cables which support roadway, pass down these concrete "steps" into the cable anchorage on South Shore
Bridge construction plant from Prospect Point.  Everything in readiness for commencing the two ca...
Bridge construction plant from Prospect Point. Everything in readiness for commencing the two caissons.
Bridge-head in Stanley Park.  Steel suspension cables will be held in position on top of the two ...
Bridge-head in Stanley Park. Steel suspension cables will be held in position on top of the two steel pillars as they pass into cable anchorage below.
Building rock-filled cribbing at water's edge on South Shore which are foundations for derricks. ...
Building rock-filled cribbing at water's edge on South Shore which are foundations for derricks. Rocks and logs brought by scows
Catwalks are now being taken down in sections.  Marine Signal station in center.
Catwalks are now being taken down in sections. Marine Signal station in center.
Clamping the last of the 61 wire ropes which go into each cable.  One of the cable anchorages on ...
Clamping the last of the 61 wire ropes which go into each cable. One of the cable anchorages on the South Shore.
Close-up of South Shore construction plant and trestle erected in connection with underwater foun...
Close-up of South Shore construction plant and trestle erected in connection with underwater foundations for the caissons.
Commencement of construction plant on South Shore, seen from lookout, Prospect Point.  Buttments ...
Commencement of construction plant on South Shore, seen from lookout, Prospect Point. Buttments and first derrick in position.
Construction of number two caisson framework from Prospect Point.  Bridge ferry-boat is seen head...
Construction of number two caisson framework from Prospect Point. Bridge ferry-boat is seen heading for North Shore Plant
Due to the tide, the scow carrying this first road section made two attempts before its position ...
Due to the tide, the scow carrying this first road section made two attempts before its position was just right for releasing its heavy load of steel.
Erection of the first sections of steel for the roadbed where it enters Stanley Park.  Sections s...
Erection of the first sections of steel for the roadbed where it enters Stanley Park. Sections suspended on wire cables hanging from main cable.
First rough grading of roadway through Stanley Park near bridge-head.  Now a fine concrete driveway.
First rough grading of roadway through Stanley Park near bridge-head. Now a fine concrete driveway.
Granite rocks were dumped inside the edge of this caisson before cement was poured.  Pump is carr...
Granite rocks were dumped inside the edge of this caisson before cement was poured. Pump is carrying off water that has seeped through.
In mid-June, nine of the road-bed sections are in position between the towers.  Looking towards W...
In mid-June, nine of the road-bed sections are in position between the towers. Looking towards West Vancouver.
Long distance lens gives close-up of painters and electricians putting finishing touches.  Cable ...
Long distance lens gives close-up of painters and electricians putting finishing touches. Cable covering machine at work on left catwalk. These catwalks are steep!
Long distance lens picture of first section of Bridge roadway.  Steel being raised from scow to c...
Long distance lens picture of first section of Bridge roadway. Steel being raised from scow to centre of span. Note the signal man.
Long-distance lens gives close-up of bridge construction on North Shore.  Tower foundations nearl...
Long-distance lens gives close-up of bridge construction on North Shore. Tower foundations nearly complete. Old P.G.E. [Pacific Great Eastern Railway] tracks show at right.
Looking down into east cable anchorage on South Shore, showing clamps which secure each of the 61...
Looking down into east cable anchorage on South Shore, showing clamps which secure each of the 61 strands of cable to concrete.
On this date the last of the 61 wire ropes which form each of the suspension cables were secured ...
On this date the last of the 61 wire ropes which form each of the suspension cables were secured to their butts in the anchorage.
One of the "cellars" cut out of solid blue clay will be walled with concrete for cable ...
One of the "cellars" cut out of solid blue clay will be walled with concrete for cable anchorages on South Shore. Note steel reinforced rods.
Only the top steel-work bwetween the two pillars remains to be finished.  Roadbed will be laid ov...
Only the top steel-work bwetween the two pillars remains to be finished. Roadbed will be laid over the flat cross-bar.
Painting quickly followed erection of steel.  Painter shown at work on North Shore viaduct using ...
Painting quickly followed erection of steel. Painter shown at work on North Shore viaduct using spray-gun. Final coat is sea-green.
Powerful crane on "creeper" lifts a section of North Shore tower into position.  Note m...
Powerful crane on "creeper" lifts a section of North Shore tower into position. Note man at lower right steadying section with rope.
Progress made on construction of pedestrian subway and overhead traffic road at causeway entrance...
Progress made on construction of pedestrian subway and overhead traffic road at causeway entrance to Stanley Park.
Ready-built sections of catwalks were drawn up two at a time, placed in position and bolted to su...
Ready-built sections of catwalks were drawn up two at a time, placed in position and bolted to supporting cables.
Rough grading of driveway through Stanley Park finished.  Pathway banks have been seeded with grass
Rough grading of driveway through Stanley Park finished. Pathway banks have been seeded with grass
Scow load of granite blocks for facings of the two piers.  The stone and cement piers measure twe...
Scow load of granite blocks for facings of the two piers. The stone and cement piers measure twenty feet in height.
Section of suspension cable.  Diameter 13 1/2 inches.  Cable is wire-wrapped over a cedar coverin...
Section of suspension cable. Diameter 13 1/2 inches. Cable is wire-wrapped over a cedar covering. 1050 tons in cables.
Sections of Bridge road-bed supported from main cables.  Each section is raised from scows.  Unio...
Sections of Bridge road-bed supported from main cables. Each section is raised from scows. Union Steamship passing.
South Shore.  Near the floor shown, tons of earth engulfed and and crushed a worker - the only fa...
South Shore. Near the floor shown, tons of earth engulfed and and crushed a worker - the only fatality of entire bridge construction
Steel work on the bridge road-bed is complete and concrete laying on road through Stanley Park fi...
Steel work on the bridge road-bed is complete and concrete laying on road through Stanley Park finished to bridge head.
Structural steel workers walk along narrow trestles "away up", even as you and I move a...
Structural steel workers walk along narrow trestles "away up", even as you and I move along solid sidewalks. Note big crane for lifting steel.
Stuart Cameron and Company workmen placing granite facings of South piers.  Huge blocks were cut ...
Stuart Cameron and Company workmen placing granite facings of South piers. Huge blocks were cut to fit and numbered and brought by barge.
Surveyor's stakes show cut-off of Lost Lagoon.  Present road now curves almost through center of ...
Surveyor's stakes show cut-off of Lost Lagoon. Present road now curves almost through center of this picture. Road now flanked with pathway.
Taken by long-distance lens from below cable anchorage on South Shore.  North Shore steel is goin...
Taken by long-distance lens from below cable anchorage on South Shore. North Shore steel is going up. Workmen are wearing steel helmets.
The 61 strands in each suspension cable are secured to seven steel butts shown above.  These butt...
The 61 strands in each suspension cable are secured to seven steel butts shown above. These butts are set in tons of solid concrete.
The Union Jack marks "the top" - it is tradition among steel workers to fly the flag wh...
The Union Jack marks "the top" - it is tradition among steel workers to fly the flag when top is reached. "Creeper" has finished its job.
Tower piers are finished (South Shore).  A few days after this picture was taken work commenced o...
Tower piers are finished (South Shore). A few days after this picture was taken work commenced on erection of big steel construction "creeper".
View from Prospect Point showing barge which started operations on North Shore waterfront.  Note ...
View from Prospect Point showing barge which started operations on North Shore waterfront. Note first breakwater and right-of-way slash.
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