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Construction underneath the Granville Bridge

Granville Bridge structural and seismic upgrades

We’re carrying out critical structural and seismic upgrades to Granville Bridge to ensure this infrastructure continues to serve us well.

These upgrades include:

  • Repairing the concrete and steel
  • Replacing the expansion joints and bearings

What's happening

Structural repairs and seismic upgrades underway

Structural repairs and seismic upgrades are underway with work currently focused on the south approach of the bridge. The centre two lanes, in both directions, and one lane to safely transition traffic on Hemlock St ramp, have been closed to complete the critical repairs.

As the work progresses (towards north), lane closures will shift to include centre lanes followed by curb side lanes, and lane closures on the Howe St on-ramp and Seymour St off-ramp.


Bird netting to be installed

The Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax Pelagicus) is protected in BC per Section 34 of the Provincial Wildlife Act, which prohibits the possession, taking, injury, molestation, or destruction of a bird or its eggs, or a nest that is occupied by a bird or its egg (Government of BC, 1996).

The project construction activities require access to the steel truss sub-structure of the bridge which may generate noise and visual disturbance above and below the bridge deck. This may disturb the colony of Pelagic Cormorants nesting in the substructure of the bridge. We're installing a bird net underneath a portion of the main span of the Granville Bridge to prevent disturbance of Pelagic Cormorants during construction fulfilling regulatory requirement.

The work started in November 2019 on the approaches of the main span and is anticipated to continue until February 2021. The net will remain in-place until 2022,when structural and seismic upgrades and construction of Granville Connector are substantially complete.

Did you know?

Previous repairs to the bridge include:

  • 1997: seismic retrofit of the north and south piers
  • 2009-2010: installation of over 3,000 steel stirrups to the concrete ramps
  • 2012: repairs to pier M7 at the north end
  • 2013: replacement of the steel truss span bearings
  • 2016: repairs to the gantry system

Project details

Location

Granville Bridge, Drake St to Granville Loop Park

Duration

Fall 2018 - 2021

Work hours

Monday to Friday: 7am to 5pm, extended hours as needed

Weekends: as needed


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Contact us

Emma Mendoza
Community Liaison
granvilleupgrades@vancouver.ca
604-873-7307


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