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Pattullo Bridge
The bridge in 2003
Carries 4 lanes of King George Boulevard, pedestrians and bicycles
Crosses Fraser River
Locale New Westminster, Surrey
Maintained by TransLink
Design Through arch bridge
Total length 1,227 metres (4,026 ft)
Opened November 15, 1937

The Pattullo Bridge is the through arch bridge that crosses over the Fraser River. It goes from New Westminster to north bank of the river to the city of Surrey.

The bridge was opened in 1937. On January 18, 2009, there was a fire that started on the south end of the bridge in the structure under the bridge deck. The 60-foot long wooden trestle on the south side of the bridge which connects the steel and concrete structure to the earthen berm was burned and needed to be entirely rebuilt. The investigators treated the fire as suspicious. The bridge was reopened on January 26.

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