The first shipment of steel for the new Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria arrived in the province over the weekend.
According to the City of Victoria, the steel will be loaded onto a barge at the Lynnterm Terminal in North Vancouver over the next few days. It will then be transported to Victoria and is expected to arrive at the Point Hope Shipyard later this week.
The first shipment of steel includes the north and south rings, the lower counterweight and the temporary structure (false work) that will support various components of the bridge during installation.
The second shipment of steel includes two steel trusses, the deck that cars and bikes will travel across and the pedestrian and multi-use pathways.
That shipment is being loaded onto a ship in China on Monday and it will leave for British Columbia this week. It is expected to arrive in Victoria at the end of September.
The new Johnson Street Bridge is set to open in March 2018, nearly three years behind schedule.