Originally Posted by SpongeG
if they got rid of the pedestrian lane they could probably get enough width anyone think/know?
Can't be done. The midspan of the bridge (main structure) is right against the road. The sidewalk actually bends out to the outside of the b ridge around the main structure. You can't expand the road any more like they did on the Port Mann bridge. It needs to be rebuilt to be wider.
The bridge itself isn't that bad, it's the curve that really is the main issue. Without that curve it wouldn't be as dangerous as it is. You'd still have a high risk of head-on crashes but no more than you have on Canada Way for example or many other streets in Vancouver. The curve is the issue.
And this is all interim fixes that's already been stated by Translink. Their overall plan was to construct a new bridge further up the river though I doubt the feasibility of that given the road infrastructure and how much construction is being done on the New West side. They're running out of space where a 4 to 6 lane main road system could be made through New West.
The longer they wait though, the more expensive it becomes.