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Lions Gate Bridge

Identification

Lions Gate Bridge
First Narrows Bridge
271073

Map

Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]

Usage

bicycle traffic vehicle traffic foot traffic

Facts

  • Longest suspension bridge in western Canada.
  • Construction began on March 31, 1937 and opened to traffic on November 14, 1938.
  • Total length including approach is 4,978 feet.
  • Length of main span is 1,550 feet.
  • 2001 rehabilitation costs were $100 million.
  • Sculptor Charles Marega's lions were installed at the south end entrance to the bridge on January 23, 1939.

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Location

Connects Vancouver, via Stanley Park, to West Vancouver
Canada

Technical Data

364.00 ft
2,762.49 ft
1937
1938
2001
$5,873,837

Involved Companies

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Also recorded for this building:

consultant, general contractor, owner, steel supplier, structural engineering, wind surveyor