Chilliwack’s Vedder Bridge gets another design-build accolade

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The Vedder Bridge Replacement project in Chilliwack, B.C. has been feted by the Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) with the 2018 Design-Build Award of Excellence in the major structural project category at its recent National Design-Build Conference.

The $12.5 million bridge by Emil Anderson Construction replaced the 1947-constructed steel girder bridge by one with wider lanes and shoulders as well as two additional lanes for pedestrians and cyclists.

Design consultant Klohn Crippen Berger, developed a highly-innovative engineering solution, using a king post and counterweight balancing system for the launching of the new bridge across the world-class salmon river and the demolition of the existing bridge, avoiding any in-stream works in the sensitive stream habitat, according to The Chilliwack Progress.

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