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New Port Mann Bridge (Surrey - Coquitlam, BC)

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The last segment of the centre span was placed today:

Here's the news release from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2009-2013/2012TRAN0063-000898.htm

Interesting perspective on the new PMB
Shot by Tyler Orton:
https://twitter.com/reporton/status/215906014938136577/photo/1



Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom walking across the new Port Mann Bridge from the Coquitlam side with MLA Dave Hayer.
Shot by Tyler Orton:
https://twitter.com/reporton/status/215912098864173057/photo/1



And here's the PMB from the air, courtesy of Amber Belzer, shared via her AMBERontheair twitter account.
https://twitter.com/AMBERontheair/status/215840809419935744/photo/1



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Different angle (from the webcam):

I created this simple video on iMovie using the project webcam images. :) Follow the link and watch it in HD in full screen.

[video=youtube;ejYPoZG6Nu4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejYPoZG6Nu4[/video]
 

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Beautiful bridge!

Came across this today

Port Mann Bridge officially recognized by Guiness Book of World Records
The new Port Mann Bridge has been officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the widest bridge in the world.
Once completed, the span will be the second largest and longest cable-supported bridge in North America and, at 65.06 metres wide, it will be the widest in the world.
The previous record was held by the 48.8 metre-wide Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Port Mann Bridge beats it by 16.26 metres.
Eight lanes of the new 10 lane bridge will open to traffic in December.
http://www.journalofcommerce.com/article/id52033/--port-mann-bridge-officially-recognized-by-guiness-book-of-world-records
 

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The bridge officially opened 4 lanes each way over the weekend and RapidBus started.
The last 2 lanes will be built once the old bridge (whihc sits in the way) is demolished.

Here's a video of the bus ride from Braid SkyTrain (temporay terminus til the HOV offramp at Lougheed is built) to Langley bus loop. Note the HOV dedicated offramp and traffic circle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhJZ-ChpRmY
 
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