New Pitt River Bridge under way in Vancouver
January 7, 2009
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
Associated Engineering is part of a design-build team with Peter Kiewit sons and MMM Group to complete the Pitt Riv...
Associated Engineering is part of a design-build team with Peter Kiewit sons and MMM Group to complete the Pitt River Bridge and Mary Hill Bypass Interchange in Port Coquitlam, Vancouver. The $200 million project is part of B.C.’s Gateway Program to improve the movement of traffic and goods in the Lower Mainland of B.C. The new bridge replaces two existing swing bridges with a seven-lane cable-stayed structure across Pitt River, providing 16 metres of vertical marine clearance.
Associated Engineering worked with International Bridge Technologies of California to develop the bridge concept. It has two main pylons with three planes of cable stays. The cable stay bridge design means there needs to be only one pier in the river, providing benefits for the environment. The project is due to be completed in November 2009. Don Kennedy is design manager for the Associated Engineering team.