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Second Narrows Bridge

General Information

Completion: 1925
Status: demolished (1970)

Project Type

Structure: Truss bridge
original configuration:
Bascule bridge
current configuration:
Vertical lift bridge
Function / usage: later use:
Road bridge
later use:
Railroad (railway) bridge
current use:
Railroad (railway) bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Location

Location: , ,
Replaced by: Burrard Inlet Bridge (1970)
Location description:

Across Burrard Inlet

Technical Information

Materials

truss steel

Chronology

10 March 1927

The freighter Eurana collides with the bridge causing damage and necessitating repairs.

1928

Another ship, the Norwich City, collides with the bridge.

1930

The Losmar also hits the bridge.

September 1930

The Pacific Gatherer, a sailboat turned barge, is carried away buy eddies and gets caught underneath a fixed span of the bridge. With the rising tide, the span is lifted off the supports und later collapses completely into Burrard Inlet. Reconstruction was hampered due to lawsuits and the bankruptcy of the bridge company.

1933

The bridge is sold to the provincial government.

1934

A centre lift-span is added (the bascule span being at the southern end of the bridge) to improve navigation. The bridge is re-opened after four years of being closed to all traffic.

November 1957
- August 1960

Construction of a high bridge alongside the existing bridge. After completion the original Second Narrows Bridge is converted to carry rail traffic only while the road traffic is diverted onto the new bridge.

1963

The bridge is sold to Canadian National Railways for $1.

1968

A new railroad bridge is built alongside.

1970

The bridge is demolished.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20014061
  • Date created
    27/10/2004
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016