Another great example of the importance of Heritage Conservation in our Communities...

The Kinsol Trestle is a significant wooden railway bridge that crosses the Koksilah River at Mile 51.1 on the decommissioned CNR Cowichan line. Originally conceived by the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway in 1917, construction was delayed by the First World War and it wasn't until 1920 that the bridge was finally completed.

The Kinsol is the highest wooden trestle remaining in the Commonwealth (125 ft), and with over 1.2 million board feet of timber it is one of the largest wooden bridges in the world.

The Kinsol was last crossed in 1979, and has suffered from neglect ever since. The Kinsol crossing has been the only obstacle to the completion of this otherwise uninterrupted hiking and cycle path. However that has all changed now as you can see in this video...

In short, Built heritage is the unique and irreplaceable architecture with historic background that merits preservation for our future generations. These can be individual old buildings of historic importance such as houses, churches, castles, military fortifications and other types of buildings, monuments, bridges or areas of built heritage value e.g. town squares, harbours and churchyards). In a broader sense, built heritage does refer not only to ancient history, but also to our modern period.

I think the video speaks for itself on many levels and it shows that companies like Macdonald and Lawrence are out there, doing great work and giving our children, and our childrens children the chance to see how this beautful country came to be.