• $132 Million Construction Cost • The structure is 580 m (1,902 ft) long with six spans of 102.5 m (336 ft), 125 m (410 ft), 110 m (360 ft), 125 m (410 ft), 71.4 m (234 ft), and 46.5 m (152 ft). The bridge is supported on multi-column reinforced concrete bents and 2 m (6.5 ft) diameter piles. • More than 4,500 tonnes of steel was used to build the bridge superstructure
International Bridge Technologies was contracted by SNC Lavalin Pacific Constructors, for the City of Port Coquitlam British Columbia, as the prime consultant to design this unique 1900’ long structure crossing a major rail yard. A one-of-a- kind cable supported structure was designed, providing an efficient structure that reduced costs and construction duration, and has become a iconic bridge for the city. The Coast Meridian Overpass follows the alignment of Coast Meridian Road and serves as a critical transportation link between the north and south of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. It includes a new structure over the Canada Pacific Railway yard and Lougheed Highway. The overpass carries four traffic lanes, a central median divider, bicycle lanes in both directions, and a sidewalk on the west side. The 23.8 m (78 ft) wide superstructure consists of twin steel box girders connected with floor beams and composite precast concrete deck panels with a reinforced concrete overlay. It is supported by a central plane of stay cables anchored in steel pylons within the median. Launching operations were success-fully executed and resulted in no unanticipated closures of the railway yard. Construction was completed on schedule; and the bridge opened in March of 2010, completing a vital link for the community.