Cable collars to clear ice and snow have been installed on the Alex Fraser Bridge. (Province of B.C.)

Installation complete for Alex Fraser Bridge cable collars

The collars will continue to be operated manually

The Alex Fraser Bridge’s cable collar system is now completely installed, according to a release from the Ministry of Transportation.

The cable collar system, first announced in August 2017, was designed to reduce snow and ice build up on the bridge’s cables after “ice bombs” were dropping from the bridge onto vehicles last winter.

RELATED: Ministry to use chopper as temporary solution for snow clearing on Alex Fraser Bridge

There are 10 collars, one anchor and one stopper on each of the bridges 192 cables. The system will be manually operated by rope-access technicians, who will drop the collars as needed. Each collar will slide down the cables from the top of the bridge to clear the accumulating snow or ice.

In February, the first cable collars were tested on the bridge, removing about five centimetres of snow from the cables.

RELATED: Alex Fraser Bridge cable collars tested for first time



grace.kennedy@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Pot forum planned at Langley Events Centre this Thursday

Marijuana experts from Colorado among scheduled speakers

VIDEO: Langley soapbox derby draws more competitors

41st annual Soap Box Derby put on by the Langley Evangelical Free Church

Crime Briefs: Stolen church tent, loan fraud and missing chipper

Langley RCMP release photos of suspects and stolen goods

Langley Blaze alum makes MLB debut

‘I have been waiting my whole life for this’ says Maple Ridge’s Tyler O’Neill

It’s going to be a furry tail foot race Sunday, April 29

Langley animal shelter hosts walk/run at Derby Reach Park

UPDATED: 10 killed, 15 injured after van hits pedestrians in Toronto

Toronto police say ten people have died and 15 are injured

Trudeau calls van attack ‘horrific and senseless’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls van attack ‘horrific and senseless,’ says no apparent terror link

Officer’s actions ‘one shining moment’ after Toronto van attack

Arresting officer’s actions ‘one shining moment’ in the wake of Toronto van attack

As Osoyoos Indian Band flourishes, so too does Okanagan’s wine tourism

Indigenous practices have driven growth of South Okanagan’s wine history and agricultural influence

Judith Guichon steps down as Lieutenant Governor of B.C.

Election decision didn’t make her best moments from the past six years

Vancouver to rake in $30 million in empty homes tax in first year

The tax is the first of its kind in Canada, and was intended to address the city’s near-zero vacancy rate

B.C.’s snowpack continues to increase, melting delayed

River Forecast Centre official says sudden melting further into the season could cause flooding

Another B.C. First Nation voices support for Kinder Morgan pipeline

Simpcw First Nation claims people living on one-third of pipeline route support the project

Protesters argue both sides of B.C.’s SOGI curriculum at teachers’ union office

The sexual orientation and gender identity program was launched as a pilot project last year

Most Read