Simon Fraser Bridge

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The Simon Fraser Bridge is a deck truss bridge on Highway 97, spanning the Fraser River in Prince George, British Columbia. It was originally a two-lane bridge, and was completed in 1963. It carries approximately 22,000 vehicles per day [1]. In 2009, a 50 million dollar project to twin the bridge was completed [2]. The new bridge carrying two lanes of northbound traffic is approximately 390 metres in length [3], whereas the two lanes of southbound traffic are directed across the original bridge.

The bridge was named to honour the fur-trader and explorer Simon Fraser, who established Prince George, and who descended the river from near this spot in 1805.

Coordinates: 53°53′26″N 122°44′53″W / 53.890493°N 122.748013°W / 53.890493; -122.748013