The province says a nearly 70-year-old crossing in Campbell River is up to standards in preparation for a major earthquake.
In a release, the B.C. transportation ministry says seismic upgrades have been completed to the two-lane southbound truss bridge.
The bridge was built in 1952 and links the City of Campbell River to the North Island Highway.
The province says the bridge now meets modern seismic standards for a one in 2,000-year earthquake.
New seismic bearings, replacing deck joints, recoating structural components and repairing structural steel and concrete were part of the $2.9 million project.
The bridge was converted to a one-way southbound crossing in 1998 after the adjacent Tamarac Street bridge opened for northbound traffic.