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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. TransLink will be rehabilitating the bridge in 2018.

 

Project Overview

The anticipated rehabilitation work will involve repairing and replacing various components along the entire bridge, including:

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

Planning for the rehabilitation is currently underway.

 

Construction is currently scheduled for fall 2018 with an estimated completion in spring 2019. Additional details will be provided in the coming months.

Pedestrian/Cyclist Traffic

Pedestrian and cyclist access will be maintained throughout construction.

Vehicle Traffic

Some work will not disrupt bridge traffic. However, some work will require bridge closures of various durations. Details on traffic closures will be posted in advance of the start of construction with regular updates for the duration of the work.

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 in advance of the start of construction with regular updates for the duration of the work.

 

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