Alex Fraser Bridge
The construction of the Alex Fraser Bridge, which took just over 27 months, was completed in 1986. It was the worlds longest cable-stayed bridge until 1991, and remained the longest cable-stayed bridge in the Western Hemisphere until April of 2005. It stretches 930 metres (3050 feet), with a tower height of 154 metres (505 feet). Named after a former BC Minister of Transportation who died of throat cancer, the Alex Fraser Bridge has 6 lanes and a maximum speed limit of 90kph (approximately 55mph). The Alex Fraser Bridge also won numerous awards including the BC Science and Engineering Gold Medal in 1990 and the George S. Richardson Medal, presented at the International Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, for the single, recent, outstanding achievement in bridge engineering. View a map of the Alex Fraser Bridge on Google Maps.