Barring high winds, the last major component will be put in place on the new Johnson Street Bridge this weekend in Victoria.
The Dynamic Beast crane barge arrived Friday morning and will place the bridge deck span and steel roadway panel in place Saturday and Sunday.
The bridge will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday to all traffic while construction takes place to install the 46-metre long deck span.
Although the bridge will look complete after the installations are finished, the city says more work needs to be done before the bridge opens to traffic in March 2018.
It was originally set to open in September 2015 at a cost of $63 million.
The cost increased to $92.8 million in 2012 and is now sitting at $105 million.
The city says commuters should use the Bay Street Bridge during the closure.
The new deck span will have three vehicle lanes, two on-street bike lanes, a pedestrian walkway and a multi-use path that connects with the Galloping Goose and E&N Trails.
If the steel pieces cannot be lifted because of high winds, the crane barge will remain parked in the marine channel until it’s safe to continue work.