Archive of posts tagged "bridge"

Lions Gate Bridge at Night: Gracie’s Necklace

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If you are familiar with Lions Gate Bridge history then you’ll know that its construction was made possible by the Guinness family (yes, that Guinness) but did you know that its iconic string of lights was nicknamed Gracie’s Necklace? Photo credit: Shannon Leigh Photography on Flickr The Guinness family, of Irish beer fame, was convinced […]

Archive Photos: Cambie Bridge Construction

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The Cambie Bridge as we know it is the third iteration of a crossing in that particular area connecting south east False Creek with the downtown peninsula. The first Cambie Bridge, named after Cambie Street’s namesake Henry John Cambie, was built in 1891. In 1911 it was replaced by the Connaught Bridge, named in honour […]

Vancouver USA: Land Bridge

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There had to be a better way to get pedestrians over a set of busy train tracks and a four-lane highway in a scenic riverside city and Vancouver, Washington found the perfect solution. In 2008, with federal, state, and private funding, the Vancouver Land Bridge opened to the public. This 40-foot wide paved pathway links […]

Port Mann Bridge Safety Plan: De-Icing, Coatings, Robotic Sweepers

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The new Port Mann Bridge hasn’t had the best track record during its first winter in operation. There are about 340 insurance claims filed since the December 19th snowstorm that include damage from a 40-car pile up and falling ice. Yesterday, the Ministry of Transportation revealed a three point plan to make the bridge safer […]