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Sikanni Chief River Bridge: general information

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Sikanni Chief River Bridge

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  • Type of destination: Points of Interest
  • Location of destination: Canada - British Columbia
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The building of the bridge was the crowning achievement of the courageous African American army engineers of the 93rd, 95th and 97th Engineers. They were shipped to Canada to comprise one-third of the soldiers building the Alaska Highway. While stationed at Sikanni Chief River, the men of the 95th regiment bet their pay cheques that they could break all records in bridging it. They won. In the deep valley below Suicide Hill on Oct. 28, 1942 the Sikanni Chief River Bridge was completed in 84 hour...
The building of the bridge was the crowning achievement of the courageous African American army engineers of the 93rd, 95th and 97th Engineers. They were shipped to Canada to comprise one-third of the soldiers building the Alaska Highway. While stationed at Sikanni Chief River, the men of the 95th regiment bet their pay cheques that they could break all records in bridging it. They won. In the deep valley below Suicide Hill on Oct. 28, 1942 the Sikanni Chief River Bridge was completed in 84 hours. This was half the time usually required for bridge construction. The bridge marked a triumph over segregation, racism and bigotry that soon after, eventually led to the full integration of the US Army. This was celebrated in 2011 with the Memorial Day Canadian Juneteenth Alcan Highway Ceremony.  
The building of the bridge was the crowning achievement of the courageous African American army engineers of the 93rd, 95th and 97th Engineers. They were shipped to Canada to comprise one-third of the soldiers building the Alaska Highway. While stationed at Sikanni Chief River, the men of the 95th regiment bet their pay cheques that they could break all records in bridging it. They won. In the deep valley below Suicide Hill on Oct. 28, 1942 the Sikanni Chief River Bridge was completed in 84 hour...

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