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Lions Gate Bridge

Identification

Lions Gate Bridge
First Narrows Bridge
271073

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Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]

Usages

bicycle traffic foot traffic vehicle 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
West End
Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada

Technical Data

110.95 m
842.01 m
1937
1938
2001
$5,873,837

Involved Companies

Monsarrat & Pratley
consultant, owner, steel supplier, structural engineering, wind surveyor

2001

American Bridge Company
Klohn Crippen Berger
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