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Vancouver area to have Golden Ears bridge

A new crossing over the Fraser River approximately 70 kilometres east of Vancouver has been given the unlikely name...

July 29, 2004   Canadian Consulting Engineer

A new crossing over the Fraser River approximately 70 kilometres east of Vancouver has been given the unlikely name of “Golden Ears Bridge.” The name was chosen following a community call for suggestions.
The new bridge will connect Surrey and Langley on the south side of the river, with Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on the north. It will be a toll bridge, and Translink, the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority, has even decided how much drivers will pay — $2.50 per car for regular users.
Consulting engineering firms who are working on the technical conceptual parameters and studies for Translink include Collings Johnston (technical manager), Associated Enginering (technical consultant), Golder & Associates (geotechnical), Bunt & Associates (traffic operations), M.A. Thomas & Associates (electrical), Northwest Hydraulics (hydraulic modelling) and TSI consultants (traffic modelling).
Translink has applied for an environmental assessment certificate and it shortlisted teams to design, build, operate and maintain the bridge and associated network in February. The teams are: Gateway Constructors (led by Bilfinger Berger and Fru-Con); Fraser River Valley Constructors (Peter Kiewit, Tidewater Skanska, HBG Flatiron and Miller Paving Limited) and RiverLink (Fluor Canada and Egis Projects).
Two respondent teams that did not make the short list were Ferrovial Agroman and SNC Lavalin/Washington Group Joint Venture

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