Coast Meridian Overpass

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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]

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