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Lions Gate Bridge

bridge between North Shore & Vancouver
Vancouver, BC


The construction began Lions Gate Bridge on March 31 1937.  In the early 1930s, the Guinness family (of beer fame) had become interested in investing in West Vancouver as a place for development. Acting on the behalf of the Guiness family,a syndicate named the British Pacific Properties Co. made negotiations with the Municipality to purchase 4,000 acres of West Vancouver. Part of the plan to get people to move there was build a new bridge to link to Vancouver.