Lions Gate Bridge

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Lions Gate Bridge
Lions Gate bridge.JPG
Lions Gate Bridge from Stanley Park, 2013
Coordinates49°18′55″N 123°8′18″W / 49.31528°N 123.13833°W / 49.31528; -123.13833 (Lions Gate Bridge)Coordinates: 49°18′55″N 123°8′18″W / 49.31528°N 123.13833°W / 49.31528; -123.13833 (Lions Gate Bridge)
CarriesThree lanes of British Columbia Highway 1A/99, pedestrians and bicycles
CrossesBurrard Inlet
LocaleVancouver
West Vancouver
Official nameFirst Narrows Bridge
Maintained byBritish Columbia Ministry of Transportation
Characteristics
DesignSuspension bridge
Total length1,823 m (5,981 ft)
Height111 m (364 ft)
Longest span473 m (1,552 ft)
Load limit13 tonnes (12.8 long tons; 14.3 short tons)
Clearance below61 m (200 ft)
History
DesignerCharles Nicholas Monsarrat
Philip Louis Pratley
Construction startMarch 31, 1937
OpenedNovember 14, 1938
Statistics
Daily traffic60,000 – 70,000
Official nameLions Gate Bridge National Historic Site of Canada
Designated24 March 2005
Reference no.11711
Lions Gate Bridge is located in Vancouver
Lions Gate Bridge
Location of Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver

The Lions Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is one of Canada's National Historic Sites.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA ANNOUNCES THE DESIGNATION OF NEW NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES". Parks Canada. 24 March 2005. Retrieved 23 November 2010.