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General Information

Completion: 1924
Status: demolished (2018)

Project Type

Location

Location: , ,
Address: Esquimalt Road / Johnson Street
Replaced by: Johnson Street Bridge (2018)
Coordinates: 48° 25' 41.07" N    123° 22' 18.95" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

length of movable section 45.11 m

Cost

cost of construction Canadian dollar 918 000

Materials

truss steel

Chronology

1966

The wood flooring is replaced by a steel weight as the timbers had absorbed water affecting the weight and balance of the bascule span.

1979

Extensive repairs are made to the superstructure.

1995

Abnormally high temperatures cause the steel deck to expand to a point where the functioning of the bridge is impaired. The removal of ca. 1 inch of steel decking becomes necessary.

1996

The movie "Excess Baggage" is filmed on the bridge for a period of a week, 12 hours each day.

31 March 2011

The rail span is closed to traffic after routine inspections detected corrosion damage in key areas of the bridge. Instead of repairing the bridge at an estimated cost of $120,000 the bridge is removed in February 2012 to make way for construction of a replacement bridge for road traffic only. The Victoria-Courtenay rail service was discontinued with the closure of the bridge as well.

Participants

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20010560
  • Published on:
    31/10/2003
  • Last updated on:
    20/06/2019