This cable-stayed bridge, which is the world’s longest cable-supported transit-only bridge, carries two tracks of light rapid transit across the Fraser River. It has a main span of 340 m (1115 ft.) and a total length of 616 m (2020 ft.).
Buckland & Taylor originated the idea of having a cable-stayed bridge and, in joint venture with CBA Engineering Ltd., designed the steel and concrete composite alternative for a design competition and performed the train/structure dynamic analysis for both competing designs.
In 1986, the CBA-Buckland & Taylor design was underbid by half a percent; but the Company later (1991 and 1999) assisted with an evaluation of the pre-stressed concrete bridge that was built to determine if it could carry heavier trains.
Don Bergman, P.Eng.
Senior Vice President, Major Projects
Tel: +1 604.986.1222
Design of steel and concrete composite alternative
BC Transit Authority
1988 and 1999