Alex Fraser Bridge

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Alex Fraser Bridge
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Alex Fraser Bridge
Coordinates49°09′35″N 122°56′34″W / 49.1598°N 122.9428°W / 49.1598; -122.9428Coordinates: 49°09′35″N 122°56′34″W / 49.1598°N 122.9428°W / 49.1598; -122.9428
CarriesSeven lanes of British Columbia Highway 91, pedestrians and bicycles
CrossesSouth Arm Fraser River
LocaleDelta, BC
Maintained byBritish Columbia Ministry of Transportation
Characteristics
Designcable-stayed bridge
MaterialSteel & Reinforced concrete
Total length2,525 m (8,284 ft)
Width32 m (105 ft)
Height154 m (505 ft)
Longest span465 m (1,526 ft)
Clearance below57 m (187 ft)
History
DesignerBuckland & Taylor
Construction start1983
Construction cost$58 million
OpenedSeptember 22, 1986
Statistics
Daily traffic119,000 [1]
Location
References
structurae.de[2]

The Alex Fraser Bridge is a cable stayed bridge that used to have six lanes until a counterflow lane was added to help reduce traffic, during the morning and afternoon rush hour.[3] It crosses the Fraser River that connects Richmond, British Columbia and New Westminster, British Columbia.

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