According to Eisenhauer, during Thursday’s inspection, engineers saw an anomaly in operation. “Out of precaution, they kept the bridge in a down position and did their maintenance work to fix that and correct that problem,” Eisenhauer said. The bridge was still open for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists during the lift suspension. According to Eisenhauer, there were no safety issues for anyone crossing the bridge. The $105-million Johnson Street Bridge, which replaced the old Blue Bridge, opened in March 2018. The project faced several delays and was millions of dollars over budget. The hydraulic lift system is still under warranty.
The Johnson St Bridge lift is back in operation after some maintenance. A bridge lift is scheduled today (Fri) at 6pm to accommodate 6 vessels. Drivers, cyclists, & peds can expect delays. We are working w/ marine traffic to complete asap.#yyjtraffic pic.twitter.com/HMB4xYWvH7— City of Victoria (@CityOfVictoria) June 28, 2019