Westham Island Bridge Rehabilitation

 

Photo of Westham Island Bridge

The Westham Island Bridge connects Ladner with Westham Island. It opened to traffic on March 29, 1910. The bridge is approximately 325 metres long and consists of a swing span that opens for marine passage below. As one of TransLink’s oldest assets, this 108-year-old bridge requires repairs and maintenance to ensure it remains operational and safe.

 

Project Overview

As part of the TransLink Maintenance and Repair Program, rehabilitation work is planned on the Westham Island Bridge from fall 2018 to spring 2019. Work involves repairing and replacing components across the bridge, including:

  • Piles and pile caps
  • Floor beams and stringers below the deck
  • Deck and handrail
  • Swing mechanism

As one of TransLink’s oldest assets, this 108-year-old bridge requires regular repairs and maintenance to ensure it remains operational and safe. We thank everyone for their patience while we perform this vital rehabilitation work on one of the oldest bridges in the region.

 

  • Beginning later this month and continuing until spring 2019, the Westham Island Bridge will be temporarily closed at various times. Work during the fall will be similar to ongoing maintenance and will not require daytime closures, however several overnight closures will be needed.
  • Later this year and continuing until the spring, overnight and short and long daytime closures will be necessary for rehabilitation work.
  • Emergency vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists will be able to cross the bridge with an escort during closures.

Please check the closure schedule for up-to-date information.

Pedestrian/Cyclist Traffic

Pedestrian and cyclist access will be maintained throughout construction.

Vehicle Traffic

Overnight closures are scheduled between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on:

  • Sunday, Oct. 14 to Thursday, Oct. 18
  • Sunday, Oct. 21 to Thursday, Oct. 25

Marine Traffic

Marine passage below the bridge may be restricted when work occurs at the swing span. Details on marine traffic restrictions will be posted as it becomes available.

Overnight closures scheduled for the week of Oct. 14 and 21 will not impact marine traffic.

 

For more information, please email Westham.Island.Bridge@TransLink.ca or contact Customer Information at 604-953-3333.