Burton Bridge spans the Saint John River about 14 miles (about 22 km) downstream from the city of Fredericton, N.B. The present structure was completed and opened to traffic in the autumn of 1972. The main span is an arch bridge with a center navigation span of 600 ft. (182.9 m), and an overall length of 1026.5 ft. (312.9 m), flanked on each side by three 124 ft. (38.1 m) approach spans. The total length of the bridge between the abutments is 5850.8 ft. (1784.5 m) and its greatest height above normal river level in summer is 185 ft. (543.9 m). Access to the bridge from the existing roads is accomplished by approach roads on new embankments. /RTAC/

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    National Research Council of Canada

    1200 Montreal Road
    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K1A 0R6
  • Authors:
    • Malloy, R B
    • Davies, D J
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Accession Number: 00131724
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM