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This Is What The New Pattullo Bridge Will Look Like Once Completed (Photos)

Pattullo Bridge Replacement

Photo: Pattullo Bridge Replacement

Crews officially begun working on the early stages of the Pattullo Bridge Replacement project in February of 2021.

The renderings convey that the new cable-suspension bridge will have four lanes in total. They originally expected to open the new crossing in 2023, however it was announced that a 2024 completion date is looking more realistic.

The $1.377 billion project is being managed and supervised by Transportation Investment Corporation, a government-owned organization

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As many have noticed, the original 80-year-old bridge has been in dire need of a makeover. Not only is the bridge old, but it is no longer able to accommodate the number of daily crossings.

For this reason, the lanes on the bridge are being built 10% wider and will therefore accommodate heavier traffic.

In addition, the bridge will be built with the possibility to expand into six lanes.

Also, the bridge will have separated bike lanes and pedestrian paths on the edges in both directions.

Pattullo Bridge
Photo: Artistic Rendering / Translink

Pattullo Bridge Replacement

The new bridge will be located just north and upstream of the existing bridge, and will provide:

  • A safer crossing with wider lanes and a centre median that separates traffic travelling in opposite directions.
  • Modern lane widths to increase capacity on the bridge by 10%.
  • Improved community connections in New Westminster and Surrey.
  • Separate pedestrian and cyclist paths.

The crossing is part of the Major Road Network, serving primarily as a connection between Surrey, New Westminster and Burnaby. As a result, it is a critical transportation link for the movement of people, goods, and services.

To facilitate the new bridge there will be a realignment and extension of Scott Road creating a direct connection to King George Boulevard. In addition, the bridge will connect with the westbound lanes of Highway 17.

Surrey Connection (Original Renderings)

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Photo: Artistic Rendering / Translink
Pattullo Bridge
Photo: Artistic Rendering / Translink

New Westminster Connection (Original Renderings)

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Photo: Artistic Rendering / Translink
Pattullo Bridge
Photo: Artistic Rendering / Translink
Pattullo Bridge
Photo: Artistic Rendering / Translink

Updated Renderings (2023)

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Photo: Pattullo Bridge Replacement
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Aerial rendering looking north – Photo: Pattullo Bridge Replacement
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Aerial rendering looking south – Photo: Pattullo Bridge Replacement
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Connections in Surrey – Photo: Pattullo Bridge Replacement
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Agnes-Royal pedestrian overpass: landscaped walking and cycling path over the bridge approach in New Westminster – Photo: Pattullo Bridge Replacement
Pattullo Bridge Replacement
Cross-section illustration of Highway 17 grade-separated over Old Yale Road in Surrey – Photo: Pattullo Bridge Replacement
Pattullo Bridge Replacement
Cross-section illustration of streetscape looking east on Royal Avenue, between Dufferin Street and Bushby Street in New Westminster – Photo: Pattullo Bridge Replacement
Pattullo Bridge Replacement
Cross-section illustration of two-way Bridge Road in Surrey – Photo: Pattullo Bridge Replacement
Pattullo Bridge Replacement
Photo: Pattullo Bridge Replacement

 

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