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Golden Ears Bridge, Canada

Golden Ears Bridge, Vancouver, Canada - The almost one kilometre long cable-stayed bridge over the Fraser River is the core element of the 13 kilometre long highway project.
Golden Ears Bridge, Vancouver, Canada - At intervals of 242 m, the four pylons steadily reached their planned heights of 86 m with help of PERI ACS self-climbing technology.
Golden Ears Bridge, Vancouver, Canada - Even during wind speeds of up to 80 km per hour, safe climbing operations could be carried out with the PERI ACS climbing system.
Golden Ears Bridge, Vancouver, Canada - The 2.50 m wide working and safety scaffold with standardized system brackets from the VARIOKIT engineering construction kit for concreting the carriageway slab.
Golden Ears Bridge, Vancouver, Canada - Over 600 linear meters of working platform ensured efficient construction process and safe working conditions.

Project data

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Cable-stayed bridge over the Fraser River

Length: 976 m
Longest span: 244 m
Pylon heights: 86 m
Start of works: 2006
Opening for traffic: 2009

Requirements

Four H-shaped pylons with continually changing cross sections and extremely high wind loads.

Customer

Bilfinger Berger Inc., Vancouver

Customer's benefit

Construction time reduced by regular weekly cycle and climbing not dependent on cranes.

Golden Ears Bridge - Michael Hug, Polier
Michael Hug
Site Foreman

I have already been working with PERI systems for many years and I am convinced that the ACS Climbing System and the VARIO Wall Formwork are the optimum solution. ACS enabled us to reduce the build time. In my opinion PERI offers the best formwork systems in terms of technology.

PERI solution

  • climbing formwork solution for pylons without crane support with concreting cycle heights of 4 m
  • climbing platforms positioned lengthwise with mobile formwork elements on rollers for the front ends
  • VARIOKIT system consoles for concreting the carriageway slab with working platforms of a total length of 600 m