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Location DB > Canada > British Columbia > Surrey > Port Mann Bridge
Port Mann Bridge
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created by -Rio- on 1/11/2015 2:12 AM
last modified by -Rio- on 1/11/2015 3:40 AM
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The new bridge 2.2 km long, have a 50-metre wide roadway surface and has a 42-metre clearance above high water level. The crossing consist of a 10-lane, 850-metre cable-stayed bridge and precast concrete approaches of 1,170 metres.

13,000 tonnes of structural steel has been used to build the bridge.

1,158 precast concrete segments have been fabricated and used to build the bridge. A custom-made launching truss (blue and yellow gantry) is was used to install the 1,158 segments. The truss is 19 metres wide, 13 metres tall, 155 metres long and weighs 720 tonnes. 157,000 cubic metres of concrete was used to construct the bridge.

28,000 tonnes of rebar was used in the concrete. Total area of the new bridge is 104,000 square metres. 25,000 tonnes of asphalt was used for the deck riding surface. The bridge is supported by 288 cables, 23 piers, two abutments, 108 drilled shafts, and 251 piles (122 land, 129 marine).

There is a total length of 16 km of piles. There is a total length of 5 km of drilled shafts. The cables are attached to two pylon towers, each 160m high - roughly the equivalent of a 50 storey building. the towers stand approximately 75 metres above deck level.

 Basic Information
Type: Bridge
Status: Active
Accessibility: Nearly Impossible
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Highway 1 crossing the Fraser river
Surrey, British Columbia
Owner: You, the tax payers
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    Built: 2012
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    The new bridge the second longest cable-stayed span in the western hemisphere. In addition to the 10 traffic lanes, the new bridge was built to accommodate the future installation of a light rapid transit line underneath the main deck.
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 3/10/2016 7:57 AM.

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  • on Mar 10 16 at 7:57, Steed validated this location
  • on Mar 8 16 at 14:55, -Rio- made this location public
  • on Jan 12 15 at 4:54, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Jan 11 15 at 3:40, -Rio- changed the following: History, Description
  • on Jan 11 15 at 3:36, -Rio- made this location available
  • on Jan 11 15 at 3:33, -Rio- updated the main picture
  • on Jan 11 15 at 3:27, -Rio- reordered images in gallery Approache span
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