Port Mann reaches milestone with centre span connection

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Source: BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

COQUITLAM/SURREY – The final, centre gap in the new Port Mann Bridge was closed today, a major construction milestone that completes the bridge deck and superstructure required to open the bridge to traffic this December. When the new bridge opens, drivers can expect to save up to an hour off their daily commutes.

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Blair Lekstrom was one of the first to cross the new connection, walking from the Coquitlam side of the bridge to Surrey over the newly placed steel girders and concrete deck panels.

The steel girders that closed the centre span were lifted and fixed in place earlier this week. Concrete deck panels were lowered into position using gantry cranes positioned at the end of the centre span. Soon, crews will start pouring concrete to cast those panels in place. [Read More…]