PITT RIVER BRIDGE

PITT RIVER BRIDGE


This bridge, which connects the municipalities of Pitt Meadows and Port Coquitlam, is part of the North Fraser Perimeter Road in Vancouver. The bridge was constructed within the existing right-of-way and allows free passage of marine vessels without disrupting the flow of traffic on Highway 7.

The roadway allows for seven lanes of traffic and a bike path, and it has a provision for a future eighth traffic lane. The superstructure width varies from 40.5 m to 48 m (133 ft to 157.5 ft) in the initial configuration. The main river crossing consists of a three-span cable-stayed bridge with a 190 m (623 ft) main span. The bridge superstructure consists of a steel-concrete composite deck supported by three planes of stay cables in a “harp” arrangement. The bridge is supported on large diameter piles anchored in the till with pile caps at water level. The bridge was completed on-time and on-budget, and it opened to traffic in the fall of 2009. Design-build project.

The Pitt River Bridge has received the following awards:
2011 ACEC California: Engineering Excellence Merit Award
2011 ACEC California: Engineering Excellence Small Firm Merit Award

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