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Lower Mainland BC Port Mann Bridge Project Nearing Completion

Written by; Markus MacIntyre / TCCN Staff Writer
Added on: Sat Sep 13 2014

  


British Columbia's largest infrastructure construction project, the new Port Mann Bridge and Highway 1 project is at its final stages of construction and slated for completion in early - mid 2015.

The project which cost $3.3 billion has got the final scope of work, Phase 2, underway which includes drainage work, asphalt paving and meridian work on Trans Canada Highway 1 through Coquitlam, Burnaby, and Vancouver, as well as, the intersections at Kensington Avenue, Sprott Street, and Cariboo Road overpass. and finally the old Port Mann Bridge overpass and large gantry crane will be dismantled and removed.

The original Port Mann Bridge, which consisted of five traffic lanes, was built in the 1960's when the population of the greater Vancouver area was approx. 800,000. The bridge being a major artery from the lower mainland to the Fraser Valley area, was often congested for up to 14 hour per day. With the GVRD population today being approx. 2.5 Million, the new Port Mann Bridge and Highway 1 project has been reported to have improved commuters travel time in and out of the city by half.

Facts on the new Port Mann Bridge Project

- The new Port Mann Bridge is the largest infrastructure project in BC's history
- The new Port Mann bridge consists of 10 lanes
- The new Port Mann Bridge is 2,020 meters in length
- 288 cables totaling 45 km in length are used to support the bridge
- 157,000 m3 of concrete were used
- 25,000 tonnes of asphalt were used for the bridge deck
- 100,000 square meters of retaining walls were installed
- 12,000 tonnes of structural steel was used
- 28,000 tonnes of rebar reinforcements
- 37km of highway widening from Langley to Vancouver.
- 30km of HOV lanes
- Replacement of 9 highway interchanges

  

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