The new US$1.4-billion cable-stayed bridge in Greater Vancouver will be built under a design-build-finance model and consist of four lanes for traffic, as well as pedestrian and cycle lanes. The existing bridge will remain in use with the aid of seismic and wind warning systems until the new link opens in 2023, and its removal will be included as part of the contracted works.

Fraser Crossing Partners is a consortium comprising Acciona Construccion; Acciona Infrastructure Canada; Aecon Group; Aecon Constructors; Leonhardt, Andra und Partner Beratende Ingenieure; Hatch Corporation; and EXP Services. SNC-Lavalin had been a partner until summer last year, but the Quebec-based firm withdrew due to changes in its corporate strategy.

Artisitc rendering of the new Pattullo Bridge in the foreground. Photo credit: Fraser Crossing Partners

The shortlist had been announced in February 2019 and was updated in September 2019 (links opens in new tab).