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Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing

Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing
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General Information

Other name(s): Second Narrows Bridge
Beginning of works: 1957
Completion: 1960
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Cantilever truss bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Next to: Second Narrows Bridge (1970)

Technical Information


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


truss steel


November 1957

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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