Carcross Footbridge


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Carcross Footbridge in Carcross, Southern Lakes, Yukon Territories, Canada is a raised wooden footbridge that crosses Bennett Lake and the mouth of the Natasaheenie River. The footbridge and a railway crossing bridge, together, form a loop walking path in the harbour crossing over the waterway and back.

The Carcross Footbridge is easily accessible from the community. The footbridge walkway begins from the centre of town near the White Pass & Yukon Route Rail Station. The footbridge is an ideal activity in Carcross for viewing the scenery surrounding the community.

Many begin the adventure from the station. Then they take a short walk to the railway bridge which crosses Bennett Lake. Along side the railway tracks is a walking lane leading to the other side. On the other side of the river is the footbridge. The footbridge crosses back over Bennett Lake to a sandy beach landing.

The Carcross Bridge provides easy access to some wonderful views of Bennett Lake and the surrounding mountains. Some of the mountains views from Carcross include the Fourth of July, Mount Gray, Montana and Nares Mountains.

The Carcross Footbridge is also a fishing pier. It is not uncommon to come across people fishing while walking the footbridge in April to September. Most are fishing for Arctic Grayling. It is important to know a fishing licence is required to fish in the Yukon Territory.

The Carcross Footbridge was originally a wagon bridge built in 1905 to cross over Bennett Lake so to access the silver mines. Time and weather took its toll on the bridge and in 1978 a wooden footbridge was erected to replace the sagging wagon bridge.

The footbridge in Carcross today is, yet, another version of the footbridge that was built in 2007. This time the construction of the footbridge was made with steel and wood.

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Carcross Footbridge
Hwy #2

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Travel the South Klondike Highway (Hwy #2) to the Southern Lakes community of Carcross, Yukon Territory, Canada on the shores of Bennett Lake and the Natasaheenie River.
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