Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Second Narrows Bridge (1970)
|Coordinates:||49° 17' 42.10" N 123° 1' 34.74" W|
|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 × 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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- The Collapse of the Second Narrows Bridge, Vancouver. In: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, v. 12, n. 4 (April 1959), pp. 36-41. (1959):
- Les grands ponts du monde: Hors d'Europe. Brissaud, Poitiers (France), pp. 65. (1990):
- The North Approach to the Second Narrows Bridge. In: PCI Journal, v. 2, n. 2 (September 1957), pp. 48-53. (1957):
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