BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald (left) and B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak make their way to the viewing platform after crossing the Elk Falls Suspension Bridge today. They were making their way to the official

Dignitaries, invited guests get first look at Elk Falls Suspension Bridge

Environment minister, BC Hydro CEO join local officials and Rotarians at formal ribbon cutting

City councillors and other invited guests explore the Elk Falls Suspension Bridge prior to its formal opening today. The public opening is tomorrow. Photo by Kristen Douglas/Campbell River Mirror

More perfect conditions for the official opening of the Elk Falls Suspension Bridge would have been impossible to find.

Sunny skies, warm temperatures and broad smiles greeted today’s official ribbon cutting ceremony by B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak, BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald and Rotarians who created the project.

The half million dollar project will be opened to the public tomorrow during a ceremony that also marks the 75th anniversary of Elk Falls Provincial Park where the spectacular bridge overlooks the falls and canyon of the park’s namesake.

BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald (centre-left), Environment Minister Mary Polak (centre-right) and local Rotarians cut the ‘ribbon’ on the Elk Falls Suspension Bridge today. Kristen Douglas/Campbell River Mirror

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