Thomas Coleman 1860’s painting of Victoria Bridge Accreditation: BC Archives PDP05420
The Victoria Bridge 1855 – 1862
The first known crossing over the Gorge waterway was the Victoria Bridge, a low-level wagon bridge built between 1854 and 1855. By 1859 there were calls for its removal as it blocked marine access to the Upper Harbour. The Victoria Bridge was dismantled in 1862 and replaced with a ferry service.