**UPDATE** June 1, 2017 – The repair work on Westham Island Bridge that was scheduled for between May 29 – June 23 has been deferred until fall 2017.
**UPDATE** May 30, 2017 – Construction work has been postponed until further notice. Please stay tuned for updates!
We’re doing repairs to one of TransLink’s oldest assets, and possibly the Lower Mainland’s oldest car bridge, the Westham Island Bridge.
The 107-year-old swing bridge officially opened on March 29, 1910, and is the oldest of the five bridges TransLink owns and operates! This bridge is also the narrowest TransLink bridge and one of few remaining bridges containing wood components in Metro Vancouver.
This historic bridge connects Westham Island to the rest of Delta “closing” routinely to vehicle traffic when marine traffic passes underneath.
Beginning May 29th, and continuing for approximately 10 weekdays, the Westham Island Bridge will require no more than two brief closures per day of up to 30 minutes at a time, between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m while construction crews work on the underside of the bridge. Information about the closures will be posted on roadside signage a day in advance.
To minimize disruptions, the closures will be similar to the stoppages that occur when the swing span opens for marine traffic.
Customers planning to use the Westham Island Bridge should allow 30 minutes of additional travel time to accommodate the work.
We understand the bridge is the only crossing to the island and we thank our customers for your patience while we do this important work to ensure the bridge remains safe and in a state of good repair.
Author: Sarah Kertcher