Going, Going, Gone!
That best describes the old Port Mann Bridge.
Motorists who’ve been using the new Port Mann Bridge will notice the old bridge fading away.
There’s just one small section left standing of the old bridge, and any evidence there was ever a structure there should be gone by the end of the fall.
“We’re in the home stretch. Everything on land has been removed so there’s no concrete and no steel left on the Coquitlam or Surrey side of the bridge. Drivers will see there’s just one small section of bridge remaining in the Fraser River.”
Spokesperson Greg Johnson says the dismantling when it’s all said and done will have taken about three years…
“The original bridge didn’t come with any sort of instructions for how to remove it so that means engineers have to carefully weigh each decision and each cut before it takes place.”
Johnson says the one concrete foundation still in the Fraser River will be removed in the next week or so.
The dismantling started in December, 2012.