First Johnson Street Bridge Steel Shipment Arrives Today

August 22 2017

The first shipment of steel for the new Johnson Street Bridge will arrive in Victoria today at the Point Hope Shipyard between 3 – 5 p.m. The shipment was expected later this week, however work to unload the steel pieces onto the Arctic Tuk crane barge in North Vancouver took less time than anticipated.

Citizens wishing to view the arrival of the steel can get the best view from the west side of the bridge along the Songhees Walkway or on the east side from the Laurel Point Pathway. The current bridge will need to be lifted for the Arctic Tuk crane barge to enter the upper harbour.

The first shipment of steel includes the north and south rings, the lower counterweight and the temporary structure (false work) used to support the various components of the bridge during installation.

The pieces will be off-loaded at Point Hope Shipyard starting tomorrow morning and will take several days to complete.

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