Ogopogo hangs from Bennett Bridge

It appears as though UBCO engineering students could be carrying on a tradition long established by their Lower Mainland counterparts.

Kelowna's Bennett Bridge offered commuters a spot of confusion Monday afternoon as an annual hoax

It appears as though UBCO engineering students could be carrying on a tradition long established by their Lower Mainland counterparts.

As bridge watchers may have noticed, there’s a 14-foot speedboat suspended above the lake, from below the highest point of the bridge.

Ogopogo is at the helm of the gravity-defying craft, and while nobody has officially taken credit for the feat, an “E” has been painted on its hull.

Last year, also during the engineering week at the local campus, a giant “E” was suspended from the bridge, to little ado, and without explanation.

Numerous VW Beetles have been placed on the top of tall buildings and suspended from bridges, by Vancouver students—at times ending in police action—and the students’ most notorious feat came when  they hung a bug off San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, generating international media attention.

Kelowna RCMP sent an officer to the scene of the suspended boat and are following up on the possibility that engineering students may have been behind the feat, said Const. Steve Holmes.

The boat is expected to be removed later today.

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