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Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge

Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 26, 2014

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
BC-9 (Agassiz-Rosedale Highway) Over Fraser River
Location
Rural: Fraser Valley District, British Columbia: Canada
Structure Type
Metal Cantilever (Arched) 16 Panel Rivet-Connected Polygonal Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal 14 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Deck Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1956 By Builder/Contractor: Dominion Bridge Company of Montréal, Québec and Engineer/Design: C. K. Saunders

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
365 Feet (111.25 Meters)
Structure Length
6130 Feet (1868.42 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is a large and impressive example of an uncommon but aesthetically pleasing bridge type, the cantilever truss bridge with an arched truss shape. This rare variety of cantilever features a deck truss that transitions into a through truss for the navigation channel, providing more clearance for boats. The design also eliminates the towers associated with typical cantilever through truss bridges and has a carefully concealed suspended span, all of which provides a very graceful looking truss.

This particular bridge also features an extremely long approach system, including numerous simple deck truss spans, as well as a very large number of steel stringer spans. The northern approach is particularly long, and includes a section that runs at an even, low elevation over flood plain.

The plaque on the bridge references the British Columbia Toll Highways and Bridges Authority, suggesting this bridge was originally a toll bridge.

Northern Construction Company and J.W. Stewart Limited, Western Bridge and Steel Fabricators Limited, and Dominion Bridge Company Limited were all listed as contractors for the bridge.


This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Arched Continuous/Cantilever Style

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