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History of the trans-Canada highway.

William Gilbert Robertson

History of the trans-Canada highway.

Presented to the Canadian good roads association, October 24th, 1940, at the twenty-fifth annual meeting held at ... Quebec city, in an address by W.G. Robertson ...

by William Gilbert Robertson

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Published in [Toronto? .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Canada.
    • Subjects:
    • Roads -- Canada.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesThe trans-Canada highway.
      ContributionsCanadian Good Roads Association.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHE357 .R6
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 p. l., 24 numb. l.
      Number of Pages24
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6433521M
      LC Control Number42008592
      OCLC/WorldCa24955643

      Rogers Pass (elevation 1, m or 4, ft) is a high mountain pass through the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia used by the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Trans-Canada pass is a shortcut across the "Big Bend" of the Columbia River from Revelstoke on the west to Donald, near Golden, on the pass was discovered on , by Major Albert Bowman Rogers, a Location: Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada.   Doolittle, who has been dubbed "the father of the Trans-Canada Highway" because of his lobbying efforts, is among the cast of characters populating the book .

      Calgary, Canada, J --()-- TransCanada FoundLocally Inc has updated the content of its popular travel-planning site, to include extensive content on the history. The Trans-Canada Highway, about 4, miles (7, kilometers) long, spans Canada from ocean to ocean. The highway is considered to begin at the western end. Mile Zero is marked by a monument in Victoria on Vancouver Island, B.C. The first official action toward building the road took place in December

        The Trans-Canada Highway: Backgrounder. The Trans-Canada Highway is Canada’s longest national road. It extends east-west across Canada between Victoria, British Columbia and St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, passing through all .   ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $


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A Road for Canada traces the history of the Trans-Canada Highway, from its origins, conceived more than a century ago as a wagon road, to its present-day status as 5/5(2).

A Road for Canada traces the history of the Trans-Canada Highway, from its origins, conceived more than a century ago as a wagon road, to its present-day status as a crucial artery linking Canada from ocean to ly illustrated, the book recounts the first attempts to cross Canada by car and tells the stories of the dreamers who persevered with their vision of a national road.

Titles include The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture and A Road For Canada: The IIlustrated Story of the Trans-Canada Highway.

He was editorial director of the mammoth Encylopedia of British Columbia, hailed on its appearance in as one of the most important books about the province ever published.5/5(2). Russia has the Trans-Siberian Highway, Australia has Highway 1, and Canada has the Trans-Canada Highway, an iconic road that stretches almost 8, kilometres across six time zones.

In the summer ofon the highway’s 50th birthday, Mark Richardson drove its entire length to find out how the road came to be and what it’s now become/5(12). History of the Trans-Canada Highway Canada is an interesting country. Considering its vast size, as the second largest nation in the world (after Russia,-still), it amazes people from other parts of the world how we are so similar in language and in our daily lives.

The all-weather Trans-Canada Highway opened over the pass in (Corel Professional Photos). Wildlife overpass along Trans Canada highway in Banff National Park.

Public agitation for a national road began as early asbut more Completed: 30 Jul, InThe QEW becomes the first inter-city divided highway in Canada, running from St Catharines all the way to Toronto. It also features the first cloverleaf interchange in Canada (at Hwy.

10). Built between andthe 7, kilometres long Trans-Canada Highway was a complex and expensive undertaking, which resulted in numerous major engineering achievements.

It boosted the country’s economy by strengthening the road construction industry, improving the transportation of Canadian manufactured goods, increasing inter-provincial trade and enhancing the ability of.

History of the Trans-Canada #17 Thunder Bay to Nipigon Ontario. The first major accomplishment of road-building in this area was the Nipigon Highway between Thunder Bay and Nipigon, which opened in After a steel decked bridge spanning the Nipigon River was completed () a further 92 km (57 mi) highway was completed east to Schreiber, just west of Terrace Bay.

History of the Trans-Canada across British Columbia The overall status of the highways in BC is good, with significant portions of the route of the #1 Trans-Canada between Victoria and Alberta border twinned. Almost 70 years after it was first conceived, the Trans- Canada Highway remains a historically significant engineering and construction achievement.

At 8, kilometres in length, it’s one of the five longest highways on earth, stretching from Victoria, B.C. to St. John’s, N.L.

History of the Trans-Canada #17 Wawa to Sault Ste Marie, Ontario Following the war, construction on the missing segment of Highway 17 between Schreiber and Sault Ste. Marie proceeded slowly; in the meantime, the completion of Highway 11 between Nipigon and Hearst already provided a road between the east and west.

History of Trans-Canada Highway recalls early cross-country adventurers author of the new book "A Road for Canada: The Illustrated History of the Trans-Canada Highway" (Stanton Atkins & Dosil.

The system was approved by the Trans-Canada Highway Act ofwith construction commencing in The highway officially opened inand was completed in Upon its original completion, the Trans-Canada Highway was the most lengthy uninterrupted highway in the : Victoria, British Columbia.

Authorized in by the Trans-Canada Highway Act, construction began the following year. The first province to complete its section was Saskatchewan, which did so in The full coast-to-coast highway was officially dedicated on September 3,at a ceremony on Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, southeastern British Columbia.

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Canada Coast to Coast: Over 2, Places to Visit Along the Trans-Canada and OtherGreat Highways/5(12). From St. John's to Vancouver, this book documents a pleasant road trip across Canada. As always the splendid National Geographic photography captures the scenic splendor encountered.

In this book the photography does an equally excellent job conveying the personality of the many friendly and fascinating people met along the way.5/5(4). The Trans-Canada Highway is the longest highway in the world, stretching from St. John’s to Victoria. Both cities consider themselves the starting point; journalist Walter Stewart once observed.

The Trans-Canada Highway Act () funded construction of the current mainline, which officially opened in Paving of two lanes coast-to-coast was completed bymaking it the most lengthy uninterrupted highway in the world at the time.

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