Buckland & Taylor Ltd. Bridge Engineering   ISO 9001:2000 Certified Bridge Engineers  


Skytrain Bridge


Vancouver, BC, Canada


This cable-stayed bridge carries two tracks of light rapid transit across the Fraser River. It is the world's longest cable-supported transit-only bridge.

Total length including approach spans: 616 m (2020 ft.)
Main span: 340 m (1115 ft.)
Tower height: 117 m (384 ft.)

Owner and Client:

BC Transit / TransLink

Scope of Work:

Buckland & Taylor Ltd. originated the idea of having a cable-stayed bridge and, in joint venture with CBA Engineering Ltd., designed the steel and concrete composite alternative for a design competition, and performed the train/structure dynamic analysis for both competing designs.

In 1986, the CBA-Buckland & Taylor Ltd. design was underbid by half a percent; but the Company later (1991) assisted with an evaluation of the pre-stressed concrete bridge that was built to determine if it could carry heavier trains.

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