A crowd gathers on the Johnson Street bridge to look at the giant crane and barge where the rings sat waiting to be lifted into place for the replacement bridge Saturday (Dec. 9) afternoon. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Johnson Street Bridge installation draws crowd

First of two 290-tonne steel rings installed Saturday afternoon

Crowds gathered around the old Johnson Street bridge Saturday morning and afternoon hoping to catch a glimpse of the new bridge parts being lifted into place.

The lower counterweight was lifted into place Saturday morning, and the north ring was installed in the afternoon. People waited at Mermaid Wharf, and stopped while crossing the old bridge hoping to get a look at the action. The bridge was closed to the public while the rings were being lifted.

The south ring is scheduled to be lifted tomorrow.

MORE STORIES on the Johnson Street bridge replacement.

lauren.boothby@vicnews.com

Johnson Street bridge

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Workers tilt and lift the first of the 290-tonne steel rings into position Saturday (Dec. 9) afternoon into its new permanent location. The lower counterweight was lifted and placed earlier that morning. The second ring will be installed Sunday (Dec. 10). (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Johnson Street Bridge replacement project manager Jonathan Huggett takes questions as observers wait to see one of the two steel rings lifted into place Saturday (Dec. 9) morning. The first ring began lifting around 2:00 p.m. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Garden-sharing map connects Victoria landowners and gardeners

U-Map created by Young Agrarians after COVID-19 created uptick in garden matching requests

Saanich wins award for climate plan cut from 2020 budget

‘It’s truly an exceptional plan,’ says councillor disappointed with lack of funding

Oak Bay Grade 8 students end time at Monterey with drive-through goodbye

School holds socially-distanced completion ceremony

CRD warns of toxic algae bloom at Thetis Lake Regional Park

Visitors advised to avoid swimming in lake, keep pets out of water

Saanich police, pound respond to possible cougar sighting

Cougar possibly seen in area of 4500-block of Chatterton Way

VIDEO: Musqueam Chief captures captivating footage of bald eagle catching meal

‘This is why we have chosen to live here since time immemorial,’ Chief Wayne Sparrow’s nephew says

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Okanagan school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

PHOTOS: B.C.’s top doc picks up personalized Fluevog shoes, tours mural exhibition

Murals of Gratitude exhibit includes at least one portrait of Henry alongside paintings of health-care workers

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Buffeted by invisible forces and just plain worn out, the United States of America celebrates its 244th birthday

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, advocates say

There are provisions in Canada’s prostitution laws that make workers immune from prosecution, but not from arrest

Liberal party finished 2019 having spent $43 million, raised $42 million

All political parties had until midnight June 30 to submit their financial reports for last year

B.C. teacher loses licence after sexual relationships with two recently-graduated students

The teacher won’t be allowed to apply for a teaching certificate until 2035

Most Read