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

Bird netting will be installed underneath a portion of the main span of the Granville Bridge to prevent disturbance of Pelagic Cormorants during construction.

This work is anticipated to extend from early-November to mid-December and the netting will remain installed until 2022 to account for construction of structural and seismic upgrades, and the Granville Connector.

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


Granville Bridge, Drake St to Granville Loop Park


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

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