North Vancouver's newest suspension bridge is finally open

Dec 21 2018, 2:47 am

North Vancouver’s newest suspension bridge is finally open.

The Seymour River Suspension bridge spans across the Seymour River in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.

The bridge’s opening was initially set for mid-November but officially opened to the public today.

The suspension bridge will allow hikers cyclists and dog walkers to cross the Seymour River and reconnects the Twin Bridge Trail with the Fisherman’s Trail.

It is located 100 metres upstream of the old Twin Bridge, which was dismantled after it was permanently flooded in 2014 from a nearby rockslide into the river that raised water levels across much of the river system.

Seymour Canyon River

Condition of the now-demolished Twin Bridge in the Seymour River immediately after the December 2014 rockslide. (Metro Vancouver Regional District)

Another addition to the trail system is a new staircase at the Baden Powell Trail, which will provide hikers with a safer way to connect to trails in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.

Metro Vancouver has also completed the Canyon Creek Bridge at the north end of Riverside Drive.

With files from Kenneth Chan. 

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