Monday, May 20, 2013

Alaska Highway – 5/19/2013

Dawson Creek, British Columbia is regarded as Mile 0 for the Alaska Highway. There is a large banner style sign next to the traffic circle in town,
complete with a plaque on the stone monument below. Apparently, this sign is not the “official” sign.
Two blocks away is the “official” Mile 0 sign on the corner of 10th Street and 102 Avenue, steps from the
Alaska Highway House which had an excerpt from the original Army orders on the wall. They had a very small museum, and showed an hour long PBS special on the construction of the highway.
We took the 10 km side loop on the original road alignment to see the historic Kiskatinaw bridge. This bridge is the last of the original timber bridges still in use.

Home for the night was the Walmart parking lot in Fort St. John at Milepost 47.

Wi-Fi to post this update was complements of the Fort Nelson Visitor's Centre.

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