Sign from the Fraser River Bridge

This sign was posted on the Fraser River Bridge. The bridge is constructed using the Howe Truss system. The trusses are not bolted or rigidly fastened but are pinned and held together by balancing forces of compression and tension. There was a concern that horses could set in motion vibrations which would weaken the structure if they galloped across the bridge. It is claimed that this is the first posted speed limit in Quesnel. The sign was removed in the mid 1950s when increased automobile traffic and logging trucks necessitated the erection of traffic lights on the bridge. This, again, was a first for the town.