Construction

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Introduction

Cariboo Road Sections

Yale to Spuzzum

Contracts for Road Builders

Spuzzum to Lytton

Lytton to the junction with road from Lillooet

Lillooet to Fort Alexandria

Quesnel to Barkerville

Bibliography


Cariboo Road Sections

Yale - Spuzzum

12 Miles (19km). The road will have to be blasted with dynamite along the walls of the Fraser Canyon. The Royal Engineers will build this section.

Spuzzum - Lytton

41 miles (66 km). Some rock blasting will be necessary. A bridge will have to be built at Spuzzum.

Lytton to the junction with the road from Lilooet

86 miles (138 km). Some rock blasting will be necessary. A bridge will have to be built across the Thompson River.

Lillooet - Fort Alexandria

198 miles (319 km). The road will have to cross Pavilion Mountain. A ferry needs to be built for travel between Fort Alexandria and Quesnel.

Quesnel - Barkerville

62 Miles (100 km). Very difficult to build because of muddy swamps and fallen trees. The Royal Engineers will direct work on this section.

Yale to Spuzzum



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