From October 10 to November 4, 2017, we’re doing repairs to one of TransLink’s oldest bridges, and possibly the oldest car bridge in Metro Vancouver, the Westham Island Bridge. The bulk of this work, originally scheduled for May of 2017, has been rescheduled to
6 p.m. – 9 p.m over the following five days 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. for the remaining four dates:
- Tuesday, October 24 – Completed
- Thursday, October 26
- Monday, October 30
- Wednesday, November 1
- Friday, November 3
During these closures, pedestrians will be permitted to cross, however, as the bridge deck will be an active construction zone, pedestrians will be escorted when safe and at the discretion of the work crews. Vehicle traffic with the exception of emergency vehicles, will not be permitted during the closures. On all other days during the span of work, brief traffic holds can be expected as preparations take place for evening work and for marine openings as part of the bridge’s normal operations.
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.
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.
Want to know more about the Westham Island Bridge? Check out this post from the archives! Or contact TransLink Customer Information at 604.953.3333
Author: Sarah Kertcher