Branching out from conventional design Harbourside West Pedestrian Overpass

Author(s): S. Valdovinos
IBC13-14, January 2013

Abstract

Hatch Mott MacDonald was retained by the City of North Vancouver for the design, management and construction administration for the Harbourside West Pedestrian Overpass – a vital connection in the Spirit Trail greenway. The serpentine bridge provides safe, direct access over three railway tracks using a network arch for the main span and approach ramps supported on steel ‘tree’ piers. The design is a functional, innovative and aesthetically pleasing form constructed on a strict budget.