Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing
|Other name(s):||Second Narrows Bridge|
|Beginning of works:||1957|
Cantilever truss bridge
|Function / usage:||
Geographic Information & Related Structures
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Second Narrows Bridge (1970)
|main span||335.00 m|
|total length||1 292 m|
|length of drop-in span||109.80 m|
|span lengths of main bridge||85.86 m - 2 x 85.91 m - 86.08 m - 142.24 m - 335.00 m - 142.09 m|
Beginning of construction.
|17 June 1958||
A truss section collapses killing 18 workers – a diver searching for bodies is later also killed. In total 25 workers died in 4 separate incidents during construction of the bridge.
The bridge is renamed the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing to honour the workers that lost their lives during its construction.
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- Les grands ponts du monde: Hors d'Europe, Brissaud, Poitiers (France), ISBN 2902170688, 1990; pp. 65
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