Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011
Time: Two tours are scheduled. Group size for each tour is limited to 20.
Group 1: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Group 2: 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Meetup Location: Registered participants must sign-in at Clyde parkade of Park Royal Shopping Centre (Parking lot south of The Bay) at least 10 minutes prior to the tour. Participants may park at the Clyde parkade (see detail <http://www.apeg.bc.ca/services/branches/bn.html> ).
Details: The old Capilano Bridge, which carries two lanes of traffic westbound between the Lions Gate Bridge and Taylor Way, is being replaced with a three-lane structure as part of the Marine Drive Transit Priority Project announced in April 2009.
During construction of the new bridge, traffic crosses the Capilano River using the original bridge on a temporary detour alignment just a few metres north of the original crossing. After the new bridge is completed and in service this winter, the old bridge will be removed and the area will be rehabilitated. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2011.
The site tour will cover several aspects as follows:
- Capilano River Bridge Replacement Project: Project schedule, environmental issues, detour options, construction staging, river hydraulics, new structure and utilities.
- Marine Drive / Lions’ Gate Transit Priority Project: Transit improvements, utilities, construction staging, structure replacement and cycling improvements.
Check out a neat timelapse video clip <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdGijvTXa1o> of the project.
For more information, please visit:
David Queen, P.Eng., – Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure David Queen is the Manager, Bridge Engineering in the South Coast Region of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (BCMoT). After 22 years in the bridge engineering consulting environment, many with Buckland & Taylor Ltd., he has spent the last two years leading the design and construction of bridges in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island for BCMoT. David has been involved with the Marine Drive / Lions’ Gate Transit Priority Project since April 2009, working to guide the project through the initial and early stages, and working closely with design consultants in the development of the final designs.
- Safety gear is required for the site tour: Hard hat, high visibility vest, and safety boots. Participants MUST bring their own safety gear and abide by all safety instructions during the tour.
- Taking photos is allowed on site.
- Registered participants must sign-in at Clyde parkade of Park Royal Shopping Centre (Parking lot south of The Bay) at least 10 minutes prior to the tour.
Credit: 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $10 per person
Registration: Register online <https://secure.apeg.bc.ca/iMISpublic_Live/Core/Events/eventdetails.aspx?iKey=BN1JAN11> for only one of the two tours. Tour group size is capped due to safety reasons, please register ASAP. Drop-in registration on day of event will not be accepted. Sorry, no guests allowed.
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