In Other Words, It's Damn Good
Kohln Cripper Berger Ltd. and Emil Anderson Construction awarded for Vedder bridge design-build. Website photo of new bridge. Below, Voice file photo of the old bridge.
ong gone is the familiar thump, drivers rolled onto the old Vedder Bridge.
Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. picked up a 2018 Award for Engineering Excellence from the Association of of Consulting Engineering Companies of BC in the Transportation & Bridges category regarding the Vedder Bridge Replacement Design Build Projects part of the design-build team with Emil Anderson Construction Inc.
Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. (KCB) consulting engineers led the structural, geotechnical and hydrotechnical engineering design of the new Vedder Bridge over the Vedder River in the city of Chilliwack, British Columbia.
The new steel-tied arch bridge is 80 metres long, has pathways for pedestrians and cyclists, and supports utilities for water, sewer, gas, electrical power and fibre-optic communication cables which are suspended under the bridge.
The project included building new approaches to the bridge and adding a new roundabout to improve traffic flow.
The new Vedder Bridge is designed and built to withstand a 200-year flood and to meet current seismic standards in the event of an earthquake.
In other words, the bridge is damn good according to the ACECBC.
Watch a Youtube clip here.
Visit the Emil Anderson Construction website here.
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