The Lion's Gate is a suspension bridge with three lanes, about two kilometers long, or just 1,823 meters. It is very reminiscent of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge and was built the same year in 1938. The road is 75 meters above sea level, allowing large ships to pass beneath it. The bridge is supported by columns at a height of 111 meters above sea level, on which the roads are located.
The official name of the Lion's Gate Bridge is the First Narrows Bridge. In fact, the bridge connects between the city of Vancouver and the North Coast, belonging to the province of North Vancouver or West Vancouver.
The name of the bridge comes from a pair of cast bronze lion statues, created by the sculptor Charles Marega, erected in 1939. They are located on both sides of the southern approach to the bridge and have given it the name "Lions' Gate." What is interesting is that they overlap with a pair of mountain peaks north of Vancouver and that the overall direction of their peaks is the direction of the traffic on the bridge to the north.
The direction of the three lanes of the bridge can be changed, depending on transportation needs and traffic lights. The direction of movement varies, during the day, especially in the central lane. This is to match the traffic patterns at different times throughout the day. In the morning it allows the entry of many cars into the city and in the evening - a mass exit home.