This Throwback Thursday picture takes you back to the construction of the Island Highway, circa 1922.

This Throwback Thursday picture takes you back to the construction of the Island Highway, circa 1922.

Selkirk Mountains, BC obstructed completion of a transcontinental railway. Major Albert Bowman Rogers confirm a pass existed in 1882 & construction began thru Rogers Pass in 1884. It was completed in 1885, fulfilling a commitment John A. Macdonald made BC when it joined Confederation (1871) The CPR rail line operated over Rogers Pass (1885 -1916) till terrible human & financial cost of avalanches pushed them to build the Connaught Tunnel under the pass.

Selkirk Mountains, BC obstructed completion of a transcontinental railway. Major Albert Bowman Rogers confirm a pass existed in 1882 & construction began thru Rogers Pass in 1884. It was completed in 1885, fulfilling a commitment John A. Macdonald made BC when it joined Confederation (1871) The CPR rail line operated over Rogers Pass (1885 -1916) till terrible human & financial cost of avalanches pushed them to build the Connaught Tunnel under the pass.

Ebensee, Austria, A US army medic and a liberated inmate playing the violin and accordion.

Ebensee, Austria, A US army medic and a liberated inmate playing the violin and accordion.

Worker on the Lions Gate Bridge during construction #WestVancouver #BC - Courtesy of West Vancouver Archives

Worker on the Lions Gate Bridge during construction #WestVancouver #BC - Courtesy of West Vancouver Archives

Construction of Dry Gulch Bridge on the Coquihalla Highway, in 1986. See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2016/05/16/construction-of-the-coquihalla-still-amazing-after-30-years/#sthash.3ZqYCzky.dpuf

Construction of Dry Gulch Bridge on the Coquihalla Highway, in 1986. See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2016/05/16/construction-of-the-coquihalla-still-amazing-after-30-years/#sthash.3ZqYCzky.dpuf

The New Donald Bridge - Project workers and politicians gathered at the new Donald Bridge near Golden BC to celebrate both its construction and the 50th anniversary of the Trans-Canada Highway, on Sept. 21, 2012. #Revelstoke #BC #TCH50

The New Donald Bridge - Project workers and politicians gathered at the new Donald Bridge near Golden BC to celebrate both its construction and the 50th anniversary of the Trans-Canada Highway, on Sept. 21, 2012. #Revelstoke #BC #TCH50

Crews work to build a road - possibly in the Kicking Horse Canyon area near #Golden #BC #TCH50

Crews work to build a road - possibly in the Kicking Horse Canyon area near #Golden #BC #TCH50

Historic Highway Construction. Blog: The Trans-Canada Highway and its impact on the BC economy. #TCH50 #BCHwy1 #TransCanadaHighway

Historic Highway Construction. Blog: The Trans-Canada Highway and its impact on the BC economy. #TCH50 #BCHwy1 #TransCanadaHighway

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