Golden Ears Bridge Opening

On June 15, 2009, the Golden Ears Bridge had a public opening where people could walk across the bridge. The bridge had been in construction since 2006, for 3 years.

This was the first new bridge to be built in the Vancouver area since the Alex Fraser Bridge back in 1986. An interesting aspect is that the bridge was built using the public-private-partnership financing model that was lead not by the provincial government, but by TransLink, the local public transportation authority.

When we got there, we parked at the parking lot of a movie theatre and boarded free shuttle buses to the bridge.

It took 30 minutes to walk across the bridge and another 30 minutes to walk back across.