Point Ellice Bridge

Point Ellice BridgeThe photographer travelled under the Point Ellice (Bay Street) Bridge. In 1896, this was the site of a horrific accident when a streetcar designed to carry 60 people was drastically overloaded with 142 passengers, collapsed under the weight. 55 people died in what still stands as North America’s worst streetcar incident.


This Hallmark Heritage Society project was funded by the HBC Foundation and the BC150-Heritage Legacy Fund

Project manager and researcher: Helen Edwards

Principal Photography & Consultant: Ron Bukta, West Ventures Photography