Vancouver Lifeline Awaits Crucial Seismic Upgrades

Jurbin, Tonia
March 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;3/21/2005, Vol. 254 Issue 11, p17
Trade Publication
This article reports that a design contract for seismic retrofit of the 2,000-ft-long George Massey tunnel under the Fraser River near Vancouver, British Columbia, is slated to go out later this year. The $26-million upgrade will be among Vancouver's most crucial. It is a designated lifeline structure on Vancouver's Disaster Response Route, a network of land and water routes that will be open only to emergency vehicles after a disaster. The concrete-covered tunnel section joints, welded together with embedded rebar, will be reinforced with 8.2-ft-long steel plates.


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