Canada Line Rapid Transit Project

9 km of elevated line connecting Vancouver with its international airport and the town of Richmond.

Mass Transit
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Bridges & Viaducts, Mass Transit
  • Completed: 2008

$320M

Total investment

Highlights

  • Total length 9.420 m
  • 2 km line running on elevated embankments + 7 km elevated line (span 36 m)
  • Deck surface 59.170 sqm
  • Cable-stayed bridge 580 m (span 180 m)
  • Balanced cantilever bridge 380 m (span 96 m)

Description

JV contract with Snc Lavalin for the construction of the Canada Line of the Vancouver Light Rail Transit system – 9 km of elevated line connecting the city with its international airport and the town of Richmond.
The project consisted in the construction of about 2 km of line running on elevated embankments and 7 km of elevated line, with 36 m-long spans made of prefabricated segments, a 580 m-long cable-stayed bridge with a main span of 180 m, and a 380 m-long balanced cantilever bridge, with 96 m-long spans.
Rizzani de Eccher, in the house engineering department, developed the detailed workshop design for the whole project, except for the cable-stayed bridge.

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Rizzani de Eccher USA Deal

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