Johnson Street Bridge undergoes test lifts


WATCH: It has been years and tens of millions of dollars in the making, but the last 24 hours have been monumental for the beleaguered Johnson Street Bridge. Calvin To has the latest on the development.

In the past 24 hours, crews have lifted the new Johnson Street Bridge ahead of its opening later this year.

The bridge was lifted for the first time on Monday night. The process began around 9:30 p.m. and the bridge was lifted to 20 degrees in several stages.

The city says that while the bridge was up in the air, crews took the opportunity to remove the west end temporary supports so that it can be lowered all the way down. It also says no problems were encountered Monday night and that the lift went smoothly.

Then on Tuesday, the bridge was lifted to a full 77 degrees. Officials say the test ran trouble free and the bridge is still on track to open at the end of next month.


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