Through truss bridge
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Railroad (railway) bridge
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
|Address:||Esquimalt Road / Johnson Street|
Johnson Street Bridge (2018)
|Coordinates:||48° 25' 41.07" N 123° 22' 18.95" W|
|length of movable section||45.11 m|
|cost of construction||Canadian dollar 918 000|
The wood flooring is replaced by a steel weight as the timbers had absorbed water affecting the weight and balance of the bascule span.
Extensive repairs are made to the superstructure.
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.
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.
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- Victoria to put bridge borrowing to the vote. In: Bridge Update, n. 94 (September 2010), pp. 2.
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