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Westham Island Bridge repair work starting Monday, May 29, 2017

Westham Island Bridge

**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 timebetween 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


4 Comments

  • By Ivan Chan, May 25, 2017 @ 2:40 pm

    This bridge needs a traffic light, or alternate type traffic light.

  • By Sarah Kertcher, June 1, 2017 @ 1:56 pm

    Thanks for your feedback, Ivan. We’ll pass that along to the engineering team.

  • By Jonatan, May 26, 2017 @ 10:46 am

    Any chance this schedule could be posted somewhere online?

  • By Sarah Kertcher, June 1, 2017 @ 1:57 pm

    Hi Jonatan. We’re postponing the work until the fall of 2017. We’ll share more information on the repair schedule, such as frequency, duration and time of day of the closures, towards the end of summer. Our goal is to provide as much information as possible, so nearby residents and businesses can plan for the closures in advance. Stay tuned!

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