|The Story of Golden Ears Bridge
First came a mighty river,
giant fir and cedar carpeted its valley.
Salmon and sturgeon choked its waters,
and the Katzie people settled its banks
The river sustained their lives.
The golden eagle flew these lands, and roosted
in mountainous aeries high above the river.
Native fishers set their traps, snagging
schools of salmon driven to spawn upstream.
The people lived in harmony with the river.
Then came the settlers to this,
the birthplace of British Columbia.
A place for trade and commerce and manufacture,
A place of settlement and agriculture.
What was missing was a crossing.
The golden aeries of the mountain, it is said
became "The Golden Ears".
And so the eagle, a symbol of this place,
adorns the bridge that bears its name.
Connecting communities, now one with nature.
|Golden Ears Bridge Toll Prices
(Most passenger vehicles, vans, SUVs, pick-up trucks, and taxis)
Registered with Transponder 2.95
Registered Video 3.50
Unregistered/Pay As You Go 4.20
(Cars towing a trailer, light duty commercial vehicles with fewer than five axles, school buses, motor homes, and intercity buses or coaches)
Registered with Transponder 5.95
Registered Video 6.50
Unregistered/Pay As You Go 7.10
(Articulated trucks or tractor trailer combinations)
Registered with Transponder 8.85
Registered Video 9.50
Unregistered/Pay As You Go 10.05
(Motorized two-wheeled vehicles)
Registered Video 1.50
Unregistered/Pay As You Go 2.70
(Electric Bicycles or pedestrians on wide walking path)
Spiral Entrances on 201 under the bridge.
Port Kells Business Directory
|Golden Ears Toll Bridge. Connecting the Communities of Maple Ridge, Langley and Surrey.
Including the areas of Walnut Grove, Port Kells, Fraser Heights and Fort Langley.
|Golden Ears Bridge
Bicycle, Cycling and Pedestrian access to the bridge
|On the Maple Ridge side:
1: Bicyclists access the bridge on a pathway from the West Coast Express station at Maple Meadows. The path runs along the east side of Golden Ears Way.
2: Ride the marked lanes along 203 Street then on to 113B Avenue through the Maple Meadows Business Park. The 113B Avenue roundabout begins the pathway up to the bridge.
3: Pitt Meadows, cyclists can approach from Airport Way or Hammond Road to Airport Way. The pathway up to the bridge begins at the Airport Way roundabout.
On the Langley/Surrey side:
Ramps on the east and west side of the bridge curl in an easy walking corkscrew path at 100A Avenue. You may also reach these by following 201 Street or go down 199A Street (Street next to Jimmy Macs Pub)
The Path also extends into North Surrey along Telegraph Trail road, a multi-use pathway parallels Golden Ears Way past 192 Street and below the Trans-Canada Highway to 176 Street.
|BRIDGE QUICK FACTS
Golden Ears Bridge
Six lanes total.
Pedestrians and bicycle friendly
Crosses the Fraser River
Maintained by TransLink
Designed by Buckland & Taylor
Total length 2410 m
Construction Began 2006