Pattullo Bridge

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Pattullo Bridge
The bridge in 2003
Coordinates 49°12′27″N 122°53′42″W / 49.2076°N 122.895°W / 49.2076; -122.895Coordinates: 49°12′27″N 122°53′42″W / 49.2076°N 122.895°W / 49.2076; -122.895
Carries4 lanes of King George Boulevard, pedestrians and bicycles
CrossesFraser River
LocaleNew Westminster, Surrey
Maintained byTransLink
DesignThrough arch bridge
Total length1,227 metres (4,026 ft)

The Pattullo Bridge is the through arch bridge that crosses over the Fraser River. It goes from New Westminster to north bank of the river to the city of Surrey.

The bridge was opened in 1937.[1] On January 18, 2009, there was a fire that started on the south end of the bridge in the structure under the bridge deck. The 60-foot long wooden trestle on the south side of the bridge which connects the steel and concrete structure to the earthen berm was burned and needed to be entirely rebuilt.[2] The investigators treated the fire as suspicious.[3] The bridge was reopened on January 26.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "From the opening of the Pattullo Bridge, 1937". The Buzzer (TransLink). Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  2. "Pattullo Bridge to close for a month after fire". CTV News. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  3. "Suspicious fire closes Patullo Bridge for up to six weeks". Metro News. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  4. "Pattullo Bridge reopens for Monday morning commute". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2014-03-31.