Golden Ears Bridge, Pitt Meadows

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The Golden Ears Bridge is a six-lane extradosed bridge in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia. It spans the Fraser River, connecting Langley on the south side with Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge on the north side. The bridge opened to traffic on June 16, 2009. The bridge replaced a previous ferry service several kilometers upstream and will be run by a private consortium, the Golden Crossing General Partnership, until June 2041.About the BridgeThe All Electronic Toll bridge, owned by TransLink, has a clearance of 40m, and a total length of 2410m including approaches. The extradosed bridge incorporates three main spans, each 244m long and two shoreline spans, each 122m long for total length of 976m which makes it the longest extradosed bridge in North America. Eight pylons are situated in the river, 4 of which are 90m high.The bridge features bike-pedestrian protected lanes on each side. It boasts two golden metal eagle sculptures at the top of the bridge that were fashioned by a German company – after the initial sculptural design by a U.S. firm was abandoned for structural weakness.The project was named through a community process and reflects the well-known lower Fraser Valley landmark, the Golden Ears peaks, which crown Mount Blanshard in Golden Ears Provincial Park. The successful submission to name the bridge was that of George Tabert, a local pastor.
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  • This is a great way to travel between Langley and the Pitt Meadows / Maple Ridge area. Bridge has become a lot busier since the tolls were dropped.  more »
  • Tolls are gone from this bridge and the Port Mann bridge so the bureucratic nightmare of paying your bill has also disappeared. Downside is much heavier traffic, so if you can avoid traveling during r...  more »
  • With the tolls no longer on this bridge it is a fast and convenient way to cross the Fraser River between Langley and Pitt Meadows. The view as you cross to the north is pleasant. Exits are well marke...  more »
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