Photo of False Creek and Granville Bridge from underneath the bridge

Granville Bridge upgrades - Structural repairs and recoating

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

These upgrades include:

  • Repairing steel sections of the bridge
  • Renewing portions of the steel coating system

Coating systems are designed to protect structural steel from corrosion and are critical to maintaining the overall integrity of the bridge. The new coating will last 30 to 40 years, with regular maintenance.

To support this work, we will also be modifying the debris netting under the bridge.

What's happeningPhase 1 of this project is underway

Phase 1 has begun, which includes work on three sections under the south end of the bridge above Granville Island. Crews will use scaffolding and catwalks to complete this work with minimal footprint on the ground.

Overnight work

During July and August 2023, overnight grinding and sandblasting work is taking place Monday to Saturday from 11pm to 9am under the Granville Bridge. Noise is expected due to the nature of the work. A noise by-law exception permit allows this construction project to proceed outside of normal working hours.

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
  • 2019-2021: seismic and structural upgrades

Project details


This project includes work on three sections under the south end of the bridge above Granville Island.


Fall 2022 to fall 2023

Work hours

Monday to Saturday: 7am to 5pm, extended hours as needed with overnight work taking place from 11pm to 9am. 

Weekends: as needed

How this project may affect you

Contact us

Community Liaison
Phone: 604-873-7307

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