Vancouver, Future City of Bridges / by Granville Street

 Sept. 4, 1909 Vancouver World story on the opening of the second Granville Bridge.

Sept. 4, 1909 Vancouver World story on the opening of the second Granville Bridge.

September 4th, 1909 Vancouver World wrote an article about the newly opened Granville Bridge - the second edition. The first edition was built only three years prior but proved to be insufficient as the city rapidly grew. The second bridge took 18 months to build and only cost $500,000.  

So did Vancouver fulfill the prophecy of "City of Bridges"?

Well, the Cambie Bridge opened in 1911, the first Second Narrow Bridge opened in 1925, the Burrard Bridge opened in 1932, and the Lions Gate Bridge opened in 1938. 

Despite it's many bridges Vancouver, far from the "City of Bridges" compared to the City of Pittsburgh which is home to 446 bridges.

The third Granville Bridge opened in 1954 and cost $16.5 million. The same women was the first to drive across both the second and third Granville Bridge - both times at the wheel of a brand new Cadillac.

For more information check out this Vancouver Sun article.