Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project

Rank 2022


Image Credit: Province of B.C.

Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Bridge

Project Value: $1.377 billion

Funding Source: Public

Provincial Funding: $1.377 billion

Province: British Columbia

City / Region: New Westminster

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2024

In February of 2018, the Government of British Columbia announced its plans to replace the Pattullo Bridge. Built in 1937, the bridge is one of the oldest in the Metro Vancouver area, and was built for a 50-year lifespan. In May 2019, the project was granted an environmental assessment certificate. The Acciona/Aecon joint venture team was selected as the preferred proponent in December 2019, with the contract awarded in February 2020. Major construction is underway in river and on land. The new bridge will be four lanes that will be built to modern safety standards, featuring a centre safety median barrier and wider lanes to accommodate both passenger and commercial vehicles. The new bridge will also have dedicated walking and cycling lanes separated from traffic on both sides of the bridge and is designed to accommodate potential future expansion to six lanes. The new bridge will be located just upstream and northeast of the existing bridge and will optimize the use of the existing road network and travel patterns. The existing bridge will remain in use until the new bridge is open to traffic. Once the new bridge is open, the existing bridge will be demolished.

Project Owner: Province of British Columbia (The Transportation Investment Corporation is leading the delivery of the project on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Engineer: Parsons (Owner’s Engineer); Hatch; Wood (consulting); Tetra Tech (environmental)

Project/Construction Manager: Joint Venture Design Team: Leonhardt, Andrä and Partner (LAP), EXP, Thurber Engineering, GNEC, VIA Architecture, Hatch Owner’s Team: Charter PDI, WSP, R.F. Binnie, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Tetra Tech, TYLin, Archer CRM

P3 Team Members/Project Team: DBF Team: Fraser Crossing Partners • Proponent: Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Aecon Construction Group Inc. • Design-build contractor: Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Aecon Constructors • Long-span bridge design contractor: Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner Beratende Ingenieure VBI AG, Hatch, EXP Services Inc., Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc.

Other Key Players: Golder (a member of WSP); Morrison Hershfield (engineering services); Deloitte (commercial advisor); Hemmera; Hanscomb (cost consultant); McElhanney, G. Ho Engineering Consultants (road safety audits); WSP (independent certifier)

Legal: Borden Ladner Gervais; McMillan LLP (for the lender)

2022 Rank: 53

2021 Rank: 45

2020 Rank: 44

2019 Rank: 44


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