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 . In 2009, a 50 million dollar project to twin the bridge was completed . The new bridge carrying two lanes of northbound traffic is approximately 390 metres in length , 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.