Johnson Street Bridge Rail Removal

The dismantling of the rail bridge and 500 tonne counterweight will take place from Wednesday, February 22 to Saturday, February 25.

The crane barge being used to remove the rail bridge is the largest single-lift crane-barge in Western Canada. Measuring 100 metres long by 30 metres wide, the barge will fill the entire harbour area underneath the bridge.

The road bridge will remain open to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians throughout most of the work, but traffic will be temporarily reduced to two lanes (one in each direction) to accommodate work on the bridge. Commuters are advised to expect delays.

On Friday, February 24, the rail bridge will be lifted from its foundation and lowered onto the barge. The process will take approximately 30 minutes and will result in full closure of the Johnson Street Bridge while the work is underway.

This is an exciting and historic phase of the project with a lot of visible activity in the harbour. The project webcam will be capturing live coverage of the bridge work. To check out the webcam, and for the latest information regarding traffic impacts, visit