Port Mann Bridge/Highway 1
|Cost:||$1.93 billion (C$2.39 billion)|
|Client:||Province of British Columbia|
|Location:||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Markets:||Design-Build - Bridges, Highways|
Flatiron is part of the joint venture team designing and building the new Port Mann Bridge over the Fraser River in Vancouver, British Columbia. The new cable-stayed bridge will increase the crossing's capacity from five to ten lanes.
Work also includes upgrading a total of 23 miles of Highway 1 on each side of the Fraser River. The new bridge will alleviate the nearly 14 hours of traffic congestion on the existing bridge and reduce travel times by up to 30 percent. The project is slated for completion in 2013.
Tolls collected at the new bridge will finance the project, which will create an estimated 8,000 construction jobs in the area.
The Port Mann/Highway 1 project is part of the Province's larger Gateway Program established by the Province of British Columbia to address the region's growing congestion and to improve mobility throughout Metro Vancouver.
Watch a time lapse video of project construction: