Kinsol Trestle – Funding Update

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Aerial view of the Kinsol Trestle, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada.
Aerial view of the Kinsol Trestle, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada.

The Kinsol Trestle has received another large boost towards its restoration in a grant of $1.885 million from the federal government through the Building Canada fund. While this is a substantial boost, another $1.2 million is required to complete the project.

The restoration once complete will finish off the last portion of the Trans-Canada Trail on the 120km Cowichan Valley route. Presently the scheduled reopening date is set for the spring of 2011.

The Kinsol Trestle is likely the most spectacular wooden rail trestle in Canada (or maybe the world) and located in the Cowichan Valley just south of Duncan on Vancouver Island. It was built in 1921 and is one of the largest and highest in the world. The Kinsol Trestle crosses the Koksilah River.

 

 

 

 

Early days of the Kinsol Trestle restoration, Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Early days of the Kinsol Trestle restoration, Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
The massive support structures of the Kinsol Trestle, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia.
The massive support structures of the Kinsol Trestle, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia.
Timber detail of the Kinsol Trestle, Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Timber detail of the Kinsol Trestle, Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

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