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Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver to North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The suspended structure of a suspension bridge hadnever been replaced while traffic continued to use the bridge - this was a world's first.
Lions Gate Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in Western Canada. It has been a landmark of Vancouver since it was opened in 1938.
Since 1972, COWI Bridge has performed numerous studies, carried out many structural designs and has been the engineer for all significant work done on the bridge. The bridge is one of only two crossings between Vancouver and the communities to the north, and maintaining traffic is paramount to the economy of the area.
The work performed to date has included several world firsts, has won many awards and has led to changes in the structure that have resulted in significant structural and safety improvements to the crossing. Some of the work to date includes the following:
Total length including approach spans: 1517 m (4978 ft.) Main span: 472 m (1550 ft.) Tower height: 111 m (364 ft.)
Darryl Matson, P.E., P.Eng.Senior Vice President, BridgesTel: +1 email@example.com
BC Ministry of Transportation
2002 - Canadian Institute of Steel Construction's Krentz Award2002 - Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada’s Schreyer Award2002 - George S. Richardson Medal, 2002 CEBC’s Lieutenant Governor's Award of Excellence