Those who like to tickle their nerves and feel the adrenaline in their blood are dedicated – the Capilano Suspension Bridge. This is an interesting attraction of Vancouver, connecting the two banks of the deepest canyon, makes you feel helpless, but at the same time happy.
You can get from Vancouver to a remarkable place in just 15 minutes.
The bridge is 70 meters long and rises above the 137-meter precipice, and it is very picturesque. Boiling water, dense greenery of coniferous forest – the Capilano bridge, like a path to heavenly places.
The original purpose of the bridge was to enable it to get to the sawmill (1889), which at times made life easier for workers. Grant Mackay, an engineer and builder from Scotland, became its creator. It was built using cedar planks and hemp ropes. Already in 1956, a large-scale reconstruction was carried out and the bridge turned from a worker into a tourist one.
Having become an exciting attraction, it attracts inveterate extremes, and just those who want to test their strength. Rapid pulse and excitement overtake everyone who decides to step on Capilano.
Thanks to the change, the bridge became completely safe, so it’s not worth worrying about your trip. Just being there you don’t think about it, especially if there are a lot of people on the bridge or a strong wind blows (starts to swing).
The name of the bridge coincides with the river over which it is located. Capilano – that was the name of one of the leaders of the Indian tribe. In memory of the leader, totem poles were installed at the very entrance of the bridge, which depict the animals and souls of the squaw tribe.
According to modern scientists, the current bridge can withstand about 90,000 kilograms. More than a thousand people at a time can be on Capilano or 96 elephants, which is less likely.
In the park, where the bridge is located, there are cafes and restaurants, souvenir shops and observation decks.
More than 900,000 people walk along the bridge annually.