This is another composite steel and concrete bridge designed by Buckland and Taylor. They must feel they have a competitive edge on this kind of structure (it was completed in only 31 months). It was built as two balanced cantilevers in 30 ft increments until the two structures became one. The cables are distributed along the arms of the 'H' shaped towers and support the superstructure in a semi-fan arrangement. The cables support the 6.6 ft deep steel frame with precast deck slabs placed on the flanges and made continuous with a closure pour.
I heard that this bridge was having maintenance problems. I hope the deterioration is minor or that it can be repaired. It is a very elegant looking structure and you can see it for miles above the surrounding landscape.
Cable-Stayed Bridges - Alex Fraser Bridge (3) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
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