Commemorative Bridge 2020
On May 31, 2020, we experienced a flood that washed out the old bridge,
and a new bridge was built.
The beams of this bridge are from the railway trestle from Fort Steele which was built in the 1890’s. Lloyd Wilder Sr. bought the bridge some 40 years ago, dismantled it, and moved it to Fairmont Hot Springs. Some of the timbers were used in the development of the Riverside Golf Course for bridges over the Columbia River.
Another unique feature of this bridge are the side panels designed and cut BK Designz ,which depict some of the wildlife seen around Mountainside Villas.
Many thanks to all those that worked on this bridge to make it special which includes: Gary Crooks, Paul Barrett, Johnny Delacruze, Marc Fellmann, Brett Grieve, and David Dupont.
Thanks to Carol and Don Seable for developing the Mountainside Vacation Villas.
In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic forced lock-downs in many countries. Millions of people from around the world suffered from this virus and millions also lost their lives. The Columbia Valley was very lucky and did not have a severe out-break; therefore Mountainside Vacation Villas were able to remain open and accommodate our owners and guests.
The bridge provides a perfect spot for peaceful thoughts and photo opportunities.