It is that time again! BCCR’s Summer Social: catch up with friends and colleagues, exchange stories, compare notes and at the same time enjoy a cruise up the Fraser River. The plan is to travel upstream leaving from New Westminster Quay, as far as the Golden Ears Bridge, opened to traffic in October 2009, passing the Pitt River Bridge that was opened to traffic in April 2009 and the site of the ten lane Port Mann crossing that is presently under construction, returning past the Pattullo Bridge which is to be replaced in the next 5 years, and under the 100 year old New Westminster Rail Bridge that is presently being reviewed from both condition and rail capacity points of view to determine its future.
You will see the on-going riverfront developments and marine activities that make the Fraser an integral component of the lower mainland’s transportation network.
One of our guides, Ross Gilmour, Project Manager for Kiewit-Flatiron General Partnership, will talk about the $1B Port Mann Bridge portion of the BC MoT Gateway Program.
Join us July 8 on the Paddlewheeler Riverboat and experience the Fraser River at a unique time in its history – 5 new major crossings being constructed within a 10 year period.
Dinner and drinks will be served during the trip. Register early! Space is limited!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
The tour is generously sponsored by: