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Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver

Bridgepixing the wire cables and other architectural details of the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Additional Bridge Photos and a Bridge Blog at www.Bridgepix.com.

 

Lions' Gate Bridge (officially known as the First Narrows Bridge) is a suspension bridge that crosses the first narrows of Burrard Inlet and connects the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, to the North Shore municipalities of the District of North Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, and West Vancouver. The total length of the bridge including the north viaduct is 1,823 metres (5,890 feet). The length including approach spans is 1,517.3 m (4,978 ft), the main span alone is 472 m (1,550 ft), the tower height is 111 m (364 ft), and it has a ship's clearance of 61 m (200 ft). Prospect Point in Stanley Park offered a good high south end to the bridge, but the low flat delta land to the north required construction of the extensive North Viaduct. It was opened to traffic on November 14, 1938. (Wikipedia)

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Taken on July 2, 2007