The City of Victoria is working on developing an app that would notify the public as to when the Johnson Street Bridge is scheduled to be raised.
“It’ll be something I think visitors to the city will find of value as well because we often observe people in awe when they see the bridge lift and it’s one of the things they take away from their visits to the city,” said the city’s assistant director of transportation, Philip Bellefontaine.
According to the city, the bridge is raised about 15 times in an average week.
The duration can range from around five to 15 minutes, depending on size of the vessel passing underneath.
Traffic jams have been more common near the bridge since the Bay Street bridge was partially closed for construction back in May.