Council Decisions on the Johnson Street Bridge Project

June 17 2010

Today Council decided to seismically upgrade the bridge to the highest standard to withstand an 8.5 magnitude earthquake and decided not to borrow money for a rail bridge as part of this project.

Council strongly reaffirmed their commitment to seeing a commuter rail come into downtown and instructed staff to pursue other funding sources to fund a rail bridge as part of this project.

Today’s decisions have reduced the costs of replacement by $12 million and rehabilitation by $23 million, and commences a public engagement process with the community about a rehabilitation and replacement option for addressing 86 year old bridge.

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