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Eric Beck

Sport climber
Bishop, California
Oct 26, 2012 - 07:33pm PT
Isn't there a new Port Mann bridge in Vancouver?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 26, 2012 - 07:46pm PT
Thanks guido I was laughing out loud. That is indeed the world champion, the toughest bridge in the world.

I will knock any truck OUT!


DMT
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 26, 2012 - 08:03pm PT
Yes, there is Eric and it is now open eastbound with the westbound completion coming soon. I've been meaning to get some shots of what is a fantastic crossing from the view out a car wind shield.

In the meantime, this is what it's like from Google images:


The old Port Mann Bridge is the little orange one to the right ! It will be demo'd after completion of the new one. The cable stay design of the new bridge is a geometrical masterpiece:

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 26, 2012 - 08:05pm PT
Hey, I drove by that, pretty sure?



Don't get f*#ked up on your directions around that bridge... it ain't easy getting turned around, lol. The approaches to the new bridge have really screwed up the GPS lemme tell you. I know more about the surface streets around that bridge than a Californian needs harhar.

Vancouver has some awesome bridges!

DMT
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 26, 2012 - 08:09pm PT
One and the same. If you get a chance to travel the new one you WILL think it's cool !
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 26, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
Lions' Gate (First Narrows) bridge, joining Vancouver to points north, is also rather interesting, if only because it was the first major suspension bridge in the world to have its deck replaced while it continued in use. In 2000 - 02, they replaced the deck a segment at a time - one segment every few days. A considerable engineering feat, given that they had to maintain tension/compression throughout.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lions_Gate_Bridge
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Oct 26, 2012 - 08:27pm PT
Now here are some bridges. PDX is know as bridge town.
Now here are some bridges. PDX is know as bridge town.
Credit: Plaidman
All these bridges are in a very short distance from each other.
All these bridges are in a very short distance from each other.
Credit: Plaidman
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 26, 2012 - 08:50pm PT
Good point MH. Add to the fun was the crew who cut free the old sections, replacing with the new had to have the Lions Gate Bridge ready for morning traffic at 6.30am (once at 7am) after a 10pm shut down. The deck replacement also included seismic upgrades of the entire structure and epoxy repaint of the towers.

This is a great photo of the basics. A barge would sail under the section area to be replaced, receive the old piece and also deliver the new one for reinstatement. Proud work:

Credit: Jim Brennan
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 26, 2012 - 08:53pm PT
Aye I was there Plaidman, back in oh sh#t, August? Late July? HellifIknow. Anyway one of those in N outs in a day. Got a rental at the airport and met a client at one of their locations. Then I followed him as we drove to their HQ office. Dude lives there in Portland but rides bis bicycle to work everyday. Doesn't drive much harhar. We ended up going the wrong way, crossed this bridge and it seemed like we had to cross bridge after bridge after bridge to get back where we started, pretty funny. Pretty place, it was nice and balmy on the day I was there. Got in a traffic jam on way back to airport. Fairly nice airport too as I recall. Had a bloody mary there in the airport bar.

DMT
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Oct 26, 2012 - 10:46pm PT
I like it here. If you didn't know, I will tell you that Portland is where young people go to retire.
The Dream of the 90s is alive in Portland:
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Oct 26, 2012 - 11:33pm PT
Some Bridges in Nepal

A standard suspension bridge. When the boards rot through,
people place heavy rocks on what's left of the old boards to cover the holes.


Credit: Jan

Sometimes these modern bridges go into the river during earthquakes.

Credit: Jan

Bamboo is wonderful for construction. Needless to say, this high and dry was observed in winter.

Credit: Jan

Things get a lot more challenging during the monsoon.

Credit: Jan

Credit: Jan

Credit: Jan

And finally, the most ingenious one of all.

Credit: Jan




Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2012 - 05:33pm PT
The Beauty in Des Moines
The Beauty in Des Moines
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

She's a stunna!
She's a stunna!
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

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DMT
perswig

climber
Nov 8, 2012 - 05:47pm PT
Yowza, indeed. Some stunning arches in that post.

Rail pivot-trestle, outside Portland, ME.









Swinging bridge north of Brunswick, ME.









Dale
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 8, 2012 - 05:51pm PT
Not really a bridge but pretty amazing structure:
Credit: Charlie D.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2012 - 08:34pm PT
Hey Perswig?

1. What's a perswig?

and

2. ?

BwaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

HAHAHA!

HAHA!

HAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

DMT
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Nov 8, 2012 - 08:44pm PT
Guido's toughest link bridge is unreal.

I loved it when one hay truck went down and another right behind it. Couldn't that dude see?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2012 - 09:16pm PT
Aye she does have elegant curves both vertical and horizontal. I've ne...
Aye she does have elegant curves both vertical and horizontal. I've never seen a bridge quite like her. I saw it from the freeway and given I have an hour to spare and the afternoon was so nice I had to stop to caress her arches, walk her deck and admire
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

Stanley Consultants provided construction administration and construction observation, as a subcontractor to ARUP (engineer of record) for the Center Street Pedestrian Bridge. The Center Street Bridge is a signature landmark for the Principal Riverwalk in downtown Des Moines, Iowa and connects the east and west sides of the city. This unique bridge features two separate paths; one is dedicated to walkers, joggers and runners while the other is for bicyclist.

Such a beauty!

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DMT
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 8, 2012 - 09:21pm PT
Burnt bridge in front of me.

Idaho 2004
Idaho 2004
Credit: Fritz


I crossed, rather than swim the stream, and had my--

burned bridge behind me.
whitemeat

Trad climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Nov 8, 2012 - 09:24pm PT
the swinging bridge in Wawona, YNP
the swinging bridge in Wawona, YNP
Credit: whitemeat
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 10:53am PT


Hard to get a sense for this bridge from a flat image.

DMT
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