Golden Ears Bridge
Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
The Golden Ears Bridge, a 1 kilometer (0.62 mile) 6 lane cable stayed bridge, is the largest improvement to the Greater Vancouver Area road system in over 20 years. Construction started in June 2006 and the Golden Ears Bridge connects the communities of Surrey and Langley on the south side of the Fraser River to Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge on the north side of the Fraser River.
Designed to replace the Albion Ferry to enhance traffic flow, the Golden Ears Bridge is an adaptation of the Alex Fraser cable stayed bridge. With many years of international experience, the Golden Crossing Constructors modified the design to create a much lower profile bridge.
Con-Fume Silica Fume was used in approximately 6,000 m3 (7,800 yd3) of concrete on the Golden Ears Bridge project. Rempel Brothers Concrete Ltd. was impressed with the consistent qualities that Con-Fume gave to the plastic and hardened concrete. Con-Fume Silica Fume is specially engineered for enhanced flowability in pneumatic storage and batching equipment.
With vast experience supplying the round the clock demands of the construction industry, we were able to provide a high quality silica fume product to the Golden Ears Bridge project while maintaining the flexibility to meet any changes in the construction schedule.
Con-Fume® silica fume is a pozzolanic material used to produce high performance concrete or mortar possessing increased strength, impermeability and durability. As a supplementary cementing material, Con-Fume meets or exceeds all current ASTM, CSA, and AASHTO specifications for silica fume.