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Trans-Canada by car #5

It's the world's longest national highway. At 7,821 kilometres, it stretches from Victoria, B.C., to St. John's, Nfld., and through every province in between. Constructed over some of the world's most treacherous terrain, it took 20 years and $1 billion to complete. The Trans-Canada Highway fulfilled a dream — to open up new regions of the country, usher in new economic prosperity and make fellow Canadians…just a car ride away.

Hosts Ron Hunka and Doug Brophy recall their journey over Newfoundland's unfinished sections of the TCH.

Medium: Radio
Program: CBC Radio News Special
Broadcast Date: July 4, 1960
Guest(s): Mr. and Mrs. Kramer, Henry Peters, Captain Tobin
Host: Doug Brophy, Ron Hunka
Duration: 8:29

Last updated: July 5, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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