Steel Ring and Counterweight Lifts This Weekend

The Dynamic Beast crane barge will be parked in the marine channel under the Johnson Street Bridge Saturday and Sunday in order to lift three major pieces of steel into the new bridge’s bascule pier. 

The City’s contractor PCL has estimated that the major steel lifts and subsequent closures of the Johnson Street Bridge will be as follows:


  • 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. – the Dynamic Beast crane barge will position itself under the existing bridge and lift the lower counterweight into place
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – the Dynamic Beast will lift the north ring into place


  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. - the Dynamic Beast crane barge will lift the south ring into place and then depart the harbour

Note: The dates and times above are subject to change and are weather dependent as the steel pieces cannot be lifted during high winds.

During these major steel ring and counterweight lifts the existing bridge will be closed to all pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles. These closures are necessary to ensure public safety. The best view of the construction activities will be from the northeast side of the bridge near Canoe Club and Mermaid Wharf or online on the project webcam.

For the latest information on the project or to view the webcam, visit