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.

 

  • From December 2018 and until March 31, 2019, the Westham Island Bridge will require up to 10 full daytime closures. Full daytime closures may last up to eight hours and will generally occur between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Partial daytime closures—closures no longer than one hour at a time—and nighttime closures may also be needed.
  • During closures, emergency vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists will be allowed to cross with an escort; the bridge will be closed to all other traffic.

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

Pedestrian/Cyclist Traffic

Pedestrian and cyclist access will be maintained throughout construction.

Vehicle Traffic

There will be overnight closures from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. on the following nights:

  • December 10 - 15
  • December 17 - 22

*No closures from Sunday night into Monday morning

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.

 

For more information, please email Westham.Island.Bridge@TransLink.ca, contact Customer Information at 604-953-3333 or Overnight Customer Service at 1-866-979-0930.