This historic photo is a postcard of the west side of the Okanagan Lake Bridge right after it opened in July 1958.According to the Old Kelowna Facebook page, at the time it was the longest floating bridge in the world and the first large floating bridge in Canada and the Commonwealth.From 1958 to 1963, the bridge was tolled in order to help pay for the $7.5 million cost of the structure.

History in photos: Floating Okanagan Lake Bridge

A look back into West Kelowna’s past

This historic photo is a postcard of the west side of the Okanagan Lake Bridge right after it opened in July 1958.

According to the Old Kelowna Facebook page, at the time it was the longest floating bridge in the world and the first large floating bridge in Canada and the Commonwealth.

From 1958 to 1963, the bridge was tolled in order to help pay for the $7.5 million cost of the structure.

The tolls were $0.10 for motorcycles, $0.50 for cars and up to $2.00 for large trucks.

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