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Golden Ears Bridge

Project at a glance

Industry

Transportation

Client

Contractor: Bilfinger Berger

Owner: Translink

Location

Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada, connecting Surrey, BC, to Pitt Meadows, BC

Products + Scope

Expansion JointsExpansion Joints IconExpansion JointsGuard RailsGuard Rails IconGuard RailsStructural BearingStructural Bearing IconStructural Bearing

Pedestrian Railings for Walkways

Guardrail for Approach Ramps

Main Span Traffic Guardrail 

Structure Details

Spanning the Fraser River, the Golden Ears Bridge project cost a total of 808 million dollars. The 2410 metre cable stay bridge with three towers began construction in 2006, opening to traffic in June 2009.

Project Highlights

  • Marcon was chosen as the fabricator due to the short timeline and complex nature of the project. In order to fabricate the elliptical guardrail design, our team developed specialized tooling to press round pipe into the elliptical profile required for the main span guardrail.