Ironworkers Memorial Bridge

Ironworkers Memorial Bridge

The Ironworkers Memorial Bridge
Vancouver Convention Centre West

The collapse of the Second Narrows Bridge being built across Burrard Inlet on June 17, 1958, claimed nineteen lives.  It remains the worst industrial accident in the history of Vancouver.  Since 1994, the collapse has been remembered by renaming the bridge the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing.

WATCH: “Dark Day at Second Narrows” from Working People video series from BC’s Knowledge Network

 

Ironworkers Memorial Bridge Tribute

Interviews and archival footage  remember the nineteen lives lost during the collapse of the Second Narrows Bridge in 1958. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial, Length: 10:05 

Two plaques are located at the south end of the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing, northbound side.

More resources:

Jamieson, Eric. Tragedy at Second Narrows: The Story of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge, Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing, 2008.