LOOP: Bridges Loops and Sub-loops

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About the Journey: 

These Loops include Port Mann Bridge, Golden Ears Bridge, Pitt River Bridge, Alex Fraser Bridge, and Queensborough Bridge.  The route follows as many greenways, regional parks and local parks as possible.  The spectacular views from the bridge decks are the main focus of these rides.  Four of these magnificent bridges are cable-stayed.

Journey Highlights: 

Notes about each Bridge:

Port Mann Bridge

Opened on September 18, 2012 as a 10-lane cable-stayed toll bridge spanning the Fraser River between Coquitlam and Surrey.  It is 2 km long and 65 metres wide making it, as of 2015, the 3rd longest such bridge if this width in the world, the 2nd longest in North America, and the 2nd widest in the world.  The clearance above high level water is 42m/138ft.  The towers are 163m/535ft in height.  There is a two-way cycle/pedestrian shared path on the north side of the bridge.

 

Golden Ears Bridge

Opened June 16, 2009 as a 6 lane extradosed toll bridge (a cross between a cable-stayed and girder bridge) spanning the Fraser River between Maple Ridge and North Langley replacing the Albion ferry between Fort Langley and Maple Ridge.  It is 2.4 km long with pylons 90m/300ft high and the deck is 40m/130ft above the river.  It features two golden metal eagle sculptures at the top of the bridge and is named for its vew of Mount Blanshard in Golden ears Provincial Park. There are great views of Mount Baker as well.  There is a shared cycle/pedestrian pathway on each side of the bridge.  Cyclists take the side of the bridge in the same direction as the vehicle traffic on its right.

 

Alex-Fraser Bridge (Annacis Bridge) 

Opened on September 22, 1986 as a 6-lane cable-stayed bridge spanning the Fraser River between Richmond and North Delta.  It was named after Alex Fraser, a former B.C. Minister of Transportation.  It is 2.5 km long, the towers 154m/505ft tall. There is a shared cyclist/pedestrian pathway on each side of the bridge.  Cyclists take the side of the bridge in the same direction as the vehicle traffic on its right.

 

Pitt River Bridge

It opened October 4, 2009 as a 6-lane cable-stayed bridge spanning the Pitt River between Port Coquitlam and Pitt Meadows.  It is 600m long with an interchange structure.  There is two-way cycle/pedestrian shared path on the north side of the bridge connecting the Traboulay PoCo Trail with the Pitt River Greenway.

 

Queensborough Bridge:

It first opened in 1960 as a 4-lane steel plate girder bridge spanning the north arm of the Fraser River between New Westminster City and Lulu Island and is approximately one km in length. There is a narrow shared cycling/pedestrian pathway on each side of the bridge.  Cyclists take the side of the bridge in the same direction as the vehicle traffic on its right.