The only way to cross the Smoky River was by ferry which became operation in April of 1915. The 1st bridge at the Smoky River was built in 1949. and a new $7.8 million Smoky River Bridge, east of Bezanson, was completed mid November 2001. Highway 43 is now a four-lane highway from the Four Mile Corner, near Grande Prairie, to Crooked Creek. The project is part of the twinning project from Gunn, near Edmonton, to the B.C. border.
HISTORY OF SMOKY RIVER BRIDGE, ALBERTA