SEA TO SKY SUSPENSION BRIDGE & PLATFORMS
Client: Sea to Sky Gondola Corporation
Location: Squamish, British Columbia
Project Type: Pedestrian Bridges
About This Project
As part of a Design-Build process with MacDonald and Lawrence Timber Framing, ISL provided structural engineering and 3D visualization expertise to take this bridge from concept to reality.
The bridge spans eighty-six metres across a ravine and is constructed of timber deck and steel cable, anchored to the granite rock. Valued at $250,000, the bridge is also built to withstand the heavy snow loads of winters at high elevations above Squamish.
The budget was kept under control through efficient structural design, materials’ specifications, and a value engineering process that exemplified the benefits of the longstanding working relationship with the contractor.
The team determined the maximum probable snow accumulation that could fit on the deck and built the deck to withstand this (equivalent to 126 lb per square foot).
- Structural Engineering
- Buildings Engineering