British Columbia has named Kiewit, Hochtief and SNC-Lavalin as finalists on three different short-listed teams for the planned $1.4-billion Pattullo Bridge in the Vancouver area.

The two-stage, design-build-finance process includes separate technical and price proposals. The next phase requires each team to respond to a request for proposal.

Hochtief’s Flatiron unit is a key part of that company’s proposal. SNC-Lavalin is teamed with Acciona, the Spain-based developer and contractor. And Kiewit’s team includes designer T.Y. Lin.


An existing 80-year-old truss bridge, which will be replaced, is one of three major crossings over the Fraser River into Vancouver. It connects Surrey with New Westminster. Artist renderings of new four-lane structure depict a cable-stayed design.

The project is being carried out by Translink, the Vancouver metropolitan areas transportation agency. Elected officials in the province have agreed to enforce a local hire requirement and payment of prevailing wages.

The Kiewit-T.Y. Lin team is the most compact of the three.

Flatiron and Hochtief are on a team that includes Dragados and an entity called Carlson Pattullo JV. It also includes ACS Infrastructure Canada and COWI North America.

The SNC-Lavalin-Acciona team includes Infrastructure Canada, Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner Beratende Ingenieure VBI AG, Hatch Corporation, and EXP.