Pukaskwa National Park of Canada

Coastal Hiking Trail and Bridge Construction Updates

Building bridges with helicopters? Check out the progress - Pukaskwa's new suspension bridge on the Coastal Hiking Trail.

Chigamiwinigum Falls on the White River. Whitewater views from the old White River suspension bridge.
Chigamiwinigum Falls on the White River.
Whitewater views from the old White River suspension bridge.

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Calm on the Willow River
Calm on the Willow River
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White River construction site. Helicopter hauling construction materials to build a new White River Suspension Bridge.
White River construction site. Helicopter hauling construction
materials to build a new White River Suspension Bridge.

© Parks Canada/Pukaskwa National Park

South side of the Willow River. Tower base (background left) and bridge anchors (foreground right). The suspension bridge will be attached.
South side of the Willow River. Tower base (background left)
and bridge anchors (foreground right). The suspension bridge will be attached.

© Parks Canada/Pukaskwa National Park

North side of the Willow River. Tower base and anchors buried. Suspension cables will be attached to the anchors protruding from the ground on the right.
North side of the Willow River. Tower base and anchors buried.
Suspension cables will be attached to the anchors protruding from the ground on the right.

© Parks Canada/Pukaskwa National Park

Above Chigamiwinigum Falls on the White River. From north side looking at south side. The old bridge has been removed. Tools are carted back and forth across the river using the cables on the right. In the foreground, forms for the tower base are being constructed.
Above Chigamiwinigum Falls on the White River. From north side
looking at south side. The old bridge has been removed. Tools are carted
back and forth across the river using the cables on the right. In the foreground,
forms for the tower base are being constructed.

© Parks Canada/Pukaskwa National Park