Photographer's Note

July 30, 2005.
We arrive opposite Kelowna, whose name means "grizzly" in language salish. But we are on other bank of the lake Okanagan. The crossing is done on a long bridge of 2100 feet (640 m) of which the central part is floating. This is difficult to see on the picture. But it is the punt part which follows the 2 small metal towers of the left. The floating part is made up of 10 pontoons. There are 24 anchors of 70 tons fixed at the bottom of the lake to hold in place the bridge. The bridge was inaugurated on July 19, 1958 and was a tool road until April 1, 1963. It is the only bridge of this type in Canada.

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