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
Shallow trenching near Island Park Walk
From late September to mid-October 2020, work will begin near Island Park Walk to install underground conduits. This work involves shallow trenching along Island Park Walk in a small, confined area between the Granville Island Pump Station and Anderson St.
Island Park Walk will remain open to all users. Watch for detours that may be in effect during construction.
Structural repairs and seismic upgrades underway
Lane closures include:
- The south approach of the bridge is restricted to one lane in each direction
- Additional lanes are available through the Fir St and 4th Ave ramps in the south direction and the Hemlock St ramp in the north direction
- Upon completion, all lanes on the south approach will be re-opened (two lanes in each direction)
- One lane is being maintained on the Howe and Seymour ramps
The work is anticipated to be complete in the next few weeks.
As the work progresses north, lane closures will shift to include either the center lanes or curb side lanes on the main span of the bridge. Generally, two lanes in each direction will be maintained throughout the project.
Bird netting 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 have installed bird netting underneath a portion of the main span of the Granville Bridge to prevent the disturbance of Pelagic Cormorants during construction to comply with regulatory requirements.
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 the current structural and seismic upgrades, as well as the construction of the 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
Granville Bridge, Drake St to Granville Loop Park
Fall 2018 - 2021
Monday to Friday: 7am to 5pm, extended hours as needed
Weekends: as needed