What is now known as Trestle Cove has had many changes over the years. Originally known by the Foster family, who lived on its shores, as “the Bay” it was spanned by one long bridge when the CPR put in a rail line in the 1880s.
This long trestle bridge could not withstand moving ice and was soon replaced by two shorter trestle bridges with a man-made island of large rocks created in between.
After the trains stopped running in the 1970s, the bridges were soon dismantled and for many years there was no dry way to cross the bay. Now finally we have the third bridge system.