American Society of Civil Engineers


No Ordinary Fix


by Darryl Matson, P.E., P.Eng., (Vice President, Buckland & Taylor Ltd., in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.), Karsten Veng, (Buckland & Taylor Ltd., in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada.), Eduardo Pradilla, P.Eng., M.ASCE, (Buckland & Taylor Ltd., in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Resident Engineer with the WRB Bridge Group during this project.), and Keith Kirkwood, P.Eng., (Buckland & Taylor Ltd., in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.)

Civil Engineering—ASCE
, Vol. 79, No. 6, June 2009, pp. 56-63

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Document type: Feature Article
Abstract: By reusing certain elements of a 50-year-old floating bridge, experts in British Columbia were able to design a new lake crossing with a fixed elevated span and two additional traffic lanes. A public-private partnership made the project feasible.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Canada
Floating structures
Highway bridges
Span bridges