North-Arm Fraser River Crossing

Project of the Month . May 2023

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 on 18 April 2023.

Location. Vancouver, Canada

Client. Structural Technologies, LLC, Fort Worth, Texas

Service of VCE. Cable force measurement