Fast Facts: the Golden Ears Bridge

By Richard High06 February 2009

Fast Facts: the Golden Ears Bridge

  • The Golden Ears Bridge will be a 1 km, six-lane bridge spanning the Fraser River
  • The bridge connects Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to Langley and Surrey at approximately 200 Street
  • The project includes construction of 16 bridges, ramps and viaducts including the main river bridge
  • The project includes more than 3.5 km of structures - ramps, viaducts, minor bridges, and underpasses - in addition to the main bridge
  • More than 13 km of mainline roadway have been constructed
  • The project includes 11.5 km of local road improvements
  • The Golden Ears Bridge and associated road network is scheduled to by June 30, 2009
  • The project has brought close to CA$ 1-billion (US$ 792 million) in local construction-related activity to the area
  • The project will provide an estimated 6500 person-years of employment
  • Commuters using the new bridge will save up to 40 minutes per peak-hour round-trip from Maple Ridge to Langley
  • The main bridge has 2 m-wide cycling and pedestrian pathways on each side of vehicle traffic, protected by a concrete barrier
  • The main bridge pathways are part of the Trans-Canada Trail
  • More than 10 km of new pathway will be built in Surrey and Pitt Meadows with connections to existing trail networks in Langley, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge
  • TransLink, the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority, retains overall responsibility and ownership of this project
  • TransLink has concluded a 35.5-year agreement with the Golden Crossing General Partnership to finance, design, build, maintain and rehabilitate the bridge and main roadway. The Partnership is owned by Ontario-based Bilfinger Berger Project Investments Inc.
  • The Golden Crossing Joint Venture is managing detailed design and construction. The Joint Venture combines the skills and experience of Bilfinger Berger (Canada) Inc. and CH2M Hill Canada Ltd., which are these companies' Canadian subsidiaries
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