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North-Arm Bridge


Vancouver, Canada
Cable force measurement on the Canada Line railway bridge crossing the Fraser River.
North-Arm Bridge
North-Arm Bridge

The Canada-Line-Bridge in Vancouver serves for the sky train connection of the airport with the city.

It is an extradosed bridge with a main span of 180 metres and a total length of 562 metres crossing the north arm of the Fraser River.

The 24 stay cables with a tension force of approx. 8000 kN each are to be subjected to a force measurement every 6 years in the course of the main bridge examination. As already in 2016, this cable force inspection was carried out by VCE by means of the BRIMOS® method in 2023. The measurements took place during regular train operation of the sky train.

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