Eleanor Ward Bridge

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Eleanor Ward Bridge
Coordinates 49°17′42″N 122°46′29″W / 49.294941°N 122.774786°W / 49.294941; -122.774786Coordinates: 49°17′42″N 122°46′29″W / 49.294941°N 122.774786°W / 49.294941; -122.774786
Carries 4 lanes of traffic, pedestrians and bicycles
Crosses Coquitlam River
Locale Coquitlam, B.C.
Maintained by City of Coquitlam
Total length 127 m[1]
Construction begin March 1, 2004[2]
Opened August 26, 2006

The Eleanor Ward Bridge is a four-lane road bridge in Coquitlam, British Columbia. It spans the Coquitlam River, connecting the Coquitlam Town Centre area with the Burke Mountain area of northeast Coquitlam. The $25 million bridge, with a span of 127 m (417 ft.), opened on August 26, 2006.[1]

The bridge construction was part of the David Avenue Connector project, officially launched on March 1, 2004, and included a second smaller bridge over Hyde Creek and two kilometres of new road between Pipeline Road in the west to Coast Meridian Road in the east. The roadway featured two travel lanes in each direction, four new traffic signals, on-street bicycle lanes, a new sidewalk, a mixed use path and improved street lighting.[3] At the time, it was the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the City of Coquitlam.[1]

The bridge was dedicated to the memory of Eleanor Ward, a longtime Coquitlam community volunteer.[4]


  1. ^ a b c City of Coquitlam: Bridge Links Northeast Coquitlam to Town Centre 24 August 2006
  2. ^ City of Coquitlam: Coquitlam River Bridge Crossing Project Underway 1 March 2004
  3. ^ City of Coquitlam: David Avenue Connector Project Status Report September 2006
  4. ^ Coquitlam Now: Bridge Dedication Saturday 23 August 2006

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