Coast Meridian Overpass

Coast Meridian Overpass

Coordinates
49°15′27″N 122°45′28″W / 49.25739°N 122.757905°W / 49.25739; -122.757905Coordinates: 49°15′27″N 122°45′28″W / 49.25739°N 122.757905°W / 49.25739; -122.757905

Carries
4 lanes of Coast Meridian Road, pedestrians and bicycles

Locale
Port Coquitlam

Maintained by
City of Port Coquitlam

Characteristics

Design
cable-stayed bridge

Total length
580 m

Height
25 m

History

Designer
SNC-Lavalin

Construction begin
March 2008

Opened
March 7, 2010

The Coast Meridian Overpass is a four-lane cable stayed bridge[1] in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, crossing the Canadian Pacific railyard. The new bridge has a width of 25 metres and a length of 580 m. The bridge has a bike lane on the northbound side and a separated pedestrian walkway on the southbound side of the overpass. The construction project, officially launched in 2008, links Coast Meridian Road and Lougheed Highway on the north with Kingsway Avenue and Broadway Street on the south. The speed limit on the bridge is 50 km/h.[2]
Construction[edit]
The bridge opened on March 7, 2010, and has a fixed total construction cost of $132 million (CAD). The construction contractor was SNC-Lavalin.[3]
References[edit]

^ Project Design
^ City of Port Coquitlam – Public Service Announcement
^ Project Overview

External links[edit]

Coast Meridian Overpass project website

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