The Port Mann Bridge/Highway 1 mega-project





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Published on Jan 4, 2012

http://www.journalofcommerce.com The Port Mann Bridge and Highway 1 project is one of the biggest in British Columbia history.

The original Port Mann Bridge spans the Fraser River in the Lower Mainland, connecting the cities of Surrey and Coquitlam together. Because of the rapidly expanding population of the area, construction of a new bridge began in 2009.

The new bridge dwarfs the old structure, with the second biggest cable span in the western hemisphere and twin towers reaching 75 metres above deck level.

Along with the new bridge several overpasses will be built and many overpasses, underpasses and interchanges will be improved.

The cost of construction, including the Highway 1 upgrades is approximately $2.46 billion.

While the project was originally slated for completion by 2013, it will be completed ahead of schedule, with December 2012 as the estimated time of completion.



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