Initial Designs Considered
Reverse Bascule Bridge
Rolling Bascule Bridge
Single Cable-Stayed Bascule Bridge
Council considered three design concepts for the replacement option of the Johnson Street Bridge before choosing the Rolling Bascule after an intensive public consultation process.
All three designs were consistent in functional features and cost. Each design had comparable annual operating costs, and included three travel lanes, on-road bike lanes, a lowered pedestrian deck, a multi-use pathway, a rail corridor, improved road approaches and landscaping.
All three were designed to:
- Be a landmark and iconic structure – focal point in the Harbour
- Link for pedestrians/cyclists/motorists/boats
- Provide linkage/connection to Harbour Pathway
- Protect rail corridor for future passenger rail/LRT
- Enhance marine traffic access
- Based on triple bottom line (environmental, economical, social)
These designs all incorporated criteria for both form and function, reflecting the needs of a sustainable community as well as the community’s desire for an iconic landmark, fitting of Victoria’s history and character.
Council’s chose the Rolling Bascule Bridge for the replacement option after reviewing public feedback and suggestions from the Citizens Advisory Committee as well as a staff technical committee.Go to Top