Work on the Pattullo Bidge replacement project between Surrey and New Westminster is reaching another milestone.
Fraser Crossing Partners has resumed work on the in-river bridge foundations and work will continue for the remainder of the year.
A crane and barges are being used to achieve this work, as well as a temporary in-river access platform for marine construction on the Surrey side.
Once foundation work on the main tower is complete, crews will begin formwork and concrete pours for the tower, which will be approximately 170 metres high.
In mid-July, on-land foundation work also began for the bridge approach structures in Surrey. Initially, work will be focused on the two on-land foundations.
On-land foundation work will continue throughout 2021 and into 2022 on all foundations required for the new bridge alignment in Surrey.
Bridge foundation work in the river, and on-land, involves:
- Intermittent pile driving
- Placement of reinforced steel and concrete
Pile driving takes place from Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Welding and other ancillary work on site will occur at night and on Sundays.
No pile-driving activities will take place on Sundays or holidays.