Chat with engineers

Re: “Don’ scrap the Port Mann, move it.”

Letter writer John Call’s call is to move the Port Mann Bridge down the river in order to replace the old Pattullo Bridge – a very interesting idea.

It appears that I do not have any more letters after my name than John Call, and I would discuss it with a professional engineer before pushing it any further. We have our limitations.

Once the new bridge is completed, it appears to be in the way of moving the old bridge, past it. That is under it.

It appears to me to be cheaper to build a Bailey Bridge, composed of pre-fabricated sections.

Cost seems to be the problem in building a new Pattullo Bridge – best left the experts to decide.

Fred Perry

Surrey Now Leader