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Hundreds of RCMP officers span Capilano bridge in Canada 150 salute

RCMP officers stand shoulder-to-shoulder on Capilano Suspension Bridge in Canada 150 salute (BC RCMP)

Over 100 RCMP officers put on a spectacular, if not treacherous, display to help celebrate Canada’s birthday.

Dressed in their iconic red serge, the officers from across British Columbia’s Lower Mainland stood shoulder-to-shoulder on North Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge, one of this country’s top picturesque tourist attractions.

BC RCMP standing shoulder-to-shoulder as part of Canada 150 birthday salute (BC RCMP / Facebook)

Staff Sergeant Paul Duffy of the North Vancouver RCMP came up with the idea for the photo, which has received more than 12,000 likes since it was posted on Facebook.

Supt. Chris Kennedy called it both a once-in-a-lifetime and once-in-a-career opportunity.

“It was a proud moment for all those of us who stood together on the bridge, showing support for the country we serve and protect,” Kennedy said in a statement released by BC RCMP.

The bridge is 140 metres (460 feet) long and 70 metres (230 feet) above the Capilano River.