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September 26, 2012
Port Mann Bridge officially recognized by Guiness Book of World Records
The new Port Mann Bridge has been officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the widest bridge in the world.
Once completed, the span will be the second largest and longest cable-supported bridge in North America and, at 65.06 metres wide, it will be the widest in the world.
The previous record was held by the 48.8 metre-wide Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Port Mann Bridge beats it by 16.26 metres.
Eight lanes of the new 10 lane bridge will open to traffic in December.
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