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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Burrard Street Bridge

This beautiful 6 lane Arte Deco style bridge was design by the Architect George Lister Thornton Sharp, built together with Engineer John R. Grant.

The Burrard Street Bridge, opened July 1, 1932, was built to provide a high-level crossing from Vancouver to the south-western neighbourhoods in Kitsilano, by connecting Burrard Street to Cedar Street. After completion, Burrard was extended through to the base of downtown and Cedar Street disappeared.

As a tribute to Canadian World War I prisoners of war, who huddled around open fires in their prison camps, John Grant had the idea to install huge lamps at both ends of the span.


  • Persons cross per hour: 8,000 - 9,000 (peak times)
  • Lone drivers: 49%
  • Car poolers: 21%
  • Transit riders: 21%
  • Cyclists: 5%
  • Walkers: 4%

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