Building a Bridge: Now and Then

Some photos from the City of Victoria Archives that show construction of the existing bridge 90 years ago compared to work currently underway for the new bridge.

TOP: Workers on construction of the Johnson Street Bridge 1921-1923 (City of Victoria Archives M00381). BOTTOM: Workers on construction of the new bridge, 2014 (photo courtesy of Construction Drilling Inc and Walter Schmidt).

 

EFT: Driving piles with a steam hammer for Johnson Street Bridge construction, 1921-1923 (City of Victoria Archives M09395).
RIGHT: Prepping pile for bridge construction, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Construction Drilling Inc and Walter Schmidt).

 

TOP: Pouring concrete for the Johnson Street Bridge, 1921-1923 (City of Victoria Archives M09394).
BOTTOM: Pouring concrete for the new bridge, 2014 (City of Victoria photo).

 

TOP: Construction of the Johnson Street Bridge with the previous swing bridge (1888-1923) in the background, 1921-1923 (City of Victoria Archives M09350).
BOTTOM: Construction of the new bridge with the existing bridge in the background, 2014 (photo courtesy of Construction Drilling Inc and Walter Schmidt).

 

TOP: Worker constructing the Johnson Street Bridge, 1921-1923 (City of Victoria Archives M00392). BOTTOM: Bridge builder from Construction Drilling Inc (CDI), the company building the foundation of the new bridge. CDI are a sub-contractor to PCL Constructors Westcoast and are based out of Duncan, B.C. (photo courtesy of Construction Drilling Inc and Walter Schmidt).

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