From David Banks:

Most of Vancouver’s bridges (and Massey Tunnel) were under 10 years old when they had the tolls removed and probably had not been “payed for.”  The Second Narrows was tolled for less than four years.

I looked it up: toll removal passed 48-0 (in the B.C. Legislature) – tri-partisan unanimity.


From bizzy63’s photostream:

Second Narrows Bridge (now Iron Workers’ Memorial Bridge) and Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy.1) in Vancouver, BC. Northward view from toll plaza.

Postcard: Second Narrows Bridge, 1961


NEW SECOND NARROWS BRIDGE was opened to traffic on August 25th, 1960.  Length of bridge and approaches—5 miles, main span 1100 ft.,—width 80 ft.,—6 lanes,—2 sidewalks,—ship clearance 145 feet.  Relieves Lions Gate Bridge of North Shore traffic over Burrard Inlet.

Rolly-Ford Photo.” Pub. by Natural Color Productions, Ltd., Vancouver, B.C.