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Lions Gate Bridge

Lions Gate Bridge
Lions Gate Bridge

The Lions Gate Bridge...

Construction began on March 31, 1937.

Built by the Guiness Family (of brewing fame) to connect Vancouver with properties they owned in North and West Vancouver.

-grace maccarthy-lights -bridge deck replaced in...sections lowered to the sea and back at night. -originally a toll bridge, but the toll has long since been removed. -outstanding agreement that when there is a 3rd crossing that cars may be banned from the bridge.

Lions Gate Bridge plaques
Lions Gate Bridge plaques

Top Plaque

The plaque says:

British Columbia

Lions Gate Bridge

Rehabilitation completed December 2001

Owner's Engineer: N.D. Lea Consultants Inc.

Designer and Owners' Bridge Engineer: Buckland & Taylor LTD.

Contractor: American Bridge / Surespan - A Joint Venture

Middle Plaque

The plaque says:

The Lion's Gate Bridge was illuminated on Feb 19, 1986 by the honourable William R. Bennett, premier of the Province of British Columbia, the right honourable the Earl of Iveagh and the honourable and Mrs. Erskine Guiness whose generosity on behalf of the Guiness family made possible this commemoration of Expo 86 and the centennial of the City of Vancouver.

Lower Plaque

The plaque says:

The Lions' Gate Bridge

Completed November 14th 1938

Designing and Supervisory Engineers: Monsarret and Pratley

Associate Engineer: W. G. Swan

Consulting Engineer: Robinson & Steinman

Contractors: Stuart Cameron & Co. Ltd.

Dominion Bridge Co. - Hamilton Bridge Co. Ltd.

Owners: British Columbia Toll Highways and Bridges Authority

Lions Gate Bridge plaque
Lions Gate Bridge plaque

This table was erected to commemorate the visit of their majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Vancouver on May 29th 1939 when their majesties crossed this Lions Gate Bridge.

Lions Gate Bridge plaque
Lions Gate Bridge plaque

National Historic Civil Engineering Site

The Lions' Gate Bridge

A tribute to the engineers who built and renovated this bridge, the landmark structure of the Vancouver Area.

When opened in 1928, the 1550 ft. main span was the longest suspension span outside the United States.  Design engineer: P.L. Pratley (Monsarrat & Pratley), Steel Contractor: The Dominion Bridge Co. Ltd.

The complete structure suspended from the two main cables was replaced in 2001, while remaining open to traffic by day. A world's first. Design Engineers: Buckland & Taylor Ltd., Contractor: American Bridge/Surespan Joint Venture, Owner: The Government of British columbia

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, 2006

Where is Lions Gate Bridge in Stanley Park?

The Lions Gate Bridge connects to Stanley Park on the north side of the park just east of Prospect Point via the Stanley Park Causeway.

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