Sunrise Ferry

Mackenzie River at Fort Providence, NWT (Canada), Freeze-up 1992

Here’s a picture for posterity – the Merv Hardie crossing the Mackenzie River at Fort Providence in early winter – using a path that was cut through the ice cover by backhoes working from the deck of the ferry.  The ferry operates like this each winter, until the ice bridge (shown below) is built and ready for traffic.

That tiny dark spot in the middle of the river is a truck crossing the ice bridge!

Soon the new Deh Cho bridge will be completed and neither the ferry nor the ice bridge will be needed here.

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About Faye Hicks

I am a professor emeritus, civil engineer, animal lover and writer.
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