At over 2,100 m above sea level, the 130 m span Cloudraker Skybridge and 12.5 m cantilevered pie-shaped Raven’s Eye viewing platform are thought to be the highest pedestrian structures in North America. This webinar describes the innovative approaches used to overcome the unique design and construction challenges for this one-of-a-kind project.
Design and Construction of the Whistler Cloudraker Skybridge and Raven’s Eye
In the summer of 2018, the new Top of the World attractions opened to the public at the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort. At over 2,100 m above sea level, the 130 m span Cloudraker Skybridge and 12.5 m cantilevered pie-shaped Raven’s Eye viewing platform are thought to be the highest pedestrian structures in North America. The successful delivery of the bridge and viewing platform required collaborative and non-traditional innovative approaches to overcome the many challenges of working on the peak of a mountain.
This session was initially presented at the 2020 TAC Conference.
Scott has specialized in bridge & structural engineering for the past 23 years, primarily throughout British Columbia and Alberta with several projects across Canada. He is involved in all aspects of bridges, culverts, retaining walls and transportation infrastructure projects, including Conceptual & Detailed Design, Inspection, Load Ratings, Rehabilitation & Construction Services. His responsibilities also typically include Project Management, Contract Preparation & Administration, Cost Estimates & Specification Preparation. He has significant experience with both structural condition inspections and full-time bridge construction inspection. He is familiar with concrete, steel & timber design and has performed post-graduate research related to high performance concrete. Scott is the Department Manager for MH bridge personnel in BC, Alberta & the Yukon.