Final steel shipment for Johnson Street Bridge replacement lands in Victoria
Construction of the new Johnson Street Bridge is now in the home stretch after the third and final shipment of steel arrived from China Sunday. Sept. 18, 2017. (CTV Vancouver Island)
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Monday, September 18, 2017 12:10PM PDT
Construction of the new Johnson Street Bridge is now in the home stretch after the third and final shipment of steel arrived from China Sunday.
The shipment, which includes the bridge deck span as well as pedestrian and multi-use pathways, was delivered to the Ogden Point Terminal late in the evening.
Crews were expected to spend the day undoing the lashing that holds the 360-tonne shipment in place before loading it onto a barge.
That barge will eventually be floated into the Inner Harbour, underneath the existing Johnson Street Bridge.
“That’ll be the time when the new bridge meets the old bridge,” said project manager Jonathan Huggett.
The steel on the barge will be washed and touched up with paint and once it’s fully assembled, Huggett said it will be lifted into place in one go near Christmas.
“That enables us to assemble this thing out of everybody’s way and just lift it once with everything on board,” he said.
The new bridge is slated to open in Spring 2018, nearly three years behind schedule.