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Lion's Gate Bridge
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created by Anavrin on 3/2/2006 12:23 PM
last modified by -Rio- on 2/21/2017 4:50 AM
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"The total length of the bridge including the north viaduct is 1,823 metres (5,890 feet). The length including approach spans is 1,517.3 m (4,978 ft), the main span alone is 472 m (1,550 ft), the tower height is 111 m (364 ft), and it has a ship's clearance of 61 metres. Prospect Point in Stanley Park offered a good high south end to the bridge, but the low flat delta land to the north required construction of the extensive North Viaduct."

Source: http://en.wikipedi...on%27s_Gate_Bridge
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Active
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
hwy 99
Vancouver, British Columbia
Owner: City of Vancouver
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  • falling
  •  Interesting Features
    Where do you begin to list the interesting features of one of Vancouver's leading landmarks? Some might say it is tall. Others might say it takes cars over a body of water.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • razor wire
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1938
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
     Recommended Equipment
    warm clothes, humility, camera, beers
    "The construction began on March 31 1937. The bridge cost precisely $5,873,837.17 to build. It all began when the Guinness family (of beer fame), decided to invest in land on the North Shore. In 1932, they purchased 4,000 acres of West Vancouver mountain side through a syndicate called British Pacific Properties Ltd. The plan was develop the land and get people to move there. Part of the Guinness plan was to build a bridge over the First Narrows, the existing 2nd Narrows Bridge being deemed to be to far away and “unreliable.” The project proved popular during this depression period, and objections over the fact that the alignment would entail an access road through the heart of Stanley Park were overcome."

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     Future Plans
    Godzilla crossing the Pacific ocean to wreck havoc on would-be channel crossers? Irradiated Japanese lizards aside, the bridge is in good shape and probably will survive the tsunami that will consume western North America, unlike us feeble non-bridge entities of flesh and bone.

    Update Feb 20 2017: A private company is looking at operating guided tours to the top of the bridge. Via the ladder inside the towers. The estimated cost.... 250$ ouch

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    Suspense of Bridges
    Thu, Mar 2nd, 2006
    posted by Anavrin
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     Web Links
    A web presentation by the North Vancouver Museum and Archives:
    Building a Vancouver Icon: The Lions Gate Bridge

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 2/21/2017 10:20 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Feb 21 17 at 10:20, Steed validated this location
  • on Feb 21 17 at 4:50, -Rio- changed the following: Hazards
  • on Feb 21 17 at 4:48, -Rio- changed the following: Street Address, Recommendation, Recommended Equipment, Media Coverage, Future Plans
  • on Oct 6 08 at 19:07, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 6 08 at 19:07, Emperor Wang changed the following: Web Links
  • on Mar 20 06 at 10:32, Anavrin updated gallery picture South Again
  • on Mar 2 06 at 15:21, Anavrin changed the following: Interesting Features
  • on Mar 2 06 at 13:57, Anavrin updated gallery Suspense of Bridges
  • on Mar 2 06 at 13:51, Anavrin changed the following: Interesting Features, Future Plans
  • on Mar 2 06 at 13:49, Anavrin made this location available
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