Johnson Street bridge

Demonstrators blocked the Johnson Street bridge in Victoria on Aug. 31 as they called for an end to police brutality. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

UPDATE: Victoria bridge reopens to traffic after protest against police brutality

Protesters painted bridge deck with red hands, call for police accountability in Fairy Creek actions

 

The Johnson Street Bridge audit will no longer go through, the Auditor General for Local Government announced Dec. 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Audit cancelled for Victoria’s Johnson Street Bridge project

Auditor general cites COVID-19, closing of office

 

The Johnson Street Bridge has been running slower than it should due to issues with its hydraulic filter system. (Black Press Media file photo)

Johnson Street Bridge taking twice as long to lift as it should

Ongoing issues with the hydraulic filter system are keeping things slow

 

Tug boats go out to collect the second of two new hybrid vessels from BC Ferries. The vessels pulled into the Point Hope Shipyard after a two-month journey from Romania. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

PHOTOS: New BC Ferries hybrid vessels arrive in Victoria’s Inner Harbour

The ferries will run two gulf island routes in upcoming months

Tug boats go out to collect the second of two new hybrid vessels from BC Ferries. The vessels pulled into the Point Hope Shipyard after a two-month journey from Romania. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The City of Victoria will be conducting a formal safety review after a man was seen hanging from the elevated bridge on Friday, July 19. (Nicole Cresenzi/News Staff)

Victoria to review safety after man left hanging from raised bridge

More and more people seen ignoring safety measurements in place, city staff say

The City of Victoria will be conducting a formal safety review after a man was seen hanging from the elevated bridge on Friday, July 19. (Nicole Cresenzi/News Staff)
The new Johnson Street Bridge opened on March 31, 2018, with the last remnants of the old bridge being shipped out in June 2018. (Nicole Cresenzi/News Staff)

Victoria sees many new landmarks between 2018-2019

Bridges, buildings and more have popped up across Victoria in the past year

The new Johnson Street Bridge opened on March 31, 2018, with the last remnants of the old bridge being shipped out in June 2018. (Nicole Cresenzi/News Staff)
Protestors temporarily blocked the Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria Monday evening. (Jesse Laufer/News staff)

Protesters arrested after sit-in blocks Victoria’s Johnson Street Bridge

Johnson Street Bridge temporarily closed for protest during the evening commute

  • Dec 3, 2018
Protestors temporarily blocked the Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria Monday evening. (Jesse Laufer/News staff)
Traffic delays can be expected around the Johnson Street Bridge on Sunday due to paving in the area. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Johnson Street Bridge at centre of three lawsuits involving City of Victoria

Contractors are suing each other and the City for unexpected costs and issues

Traffic delays can be expected around the Johnson Street Bridge on Sunday due to paving in the area. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Traffic delays can be expected around the Johnson Street Bridge on Sunday due to paving in the area. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Delays expected at Johnson Street Bridge on Sunday

Paving on Esquimalt Road will be happening throughout the day

Traffic delays can be expected around the Johnson Street Bridge on Sunday due to paving in the area. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
The Dynamic Beast crane at work deconstrucing the old Johnson Street Bridge in April.The crane is coming back from June 7-10 Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Johnson Street Bridge closures coming as Dynamic Beast returns

The large crane barge will remove the remnants of the Blue Bridge between June 7-10

The Dynamic Beast crane at work deconstrucing the old Johnson Street Bridge in April.The crane is coming back from June 7-10 Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
A cyclist riding across the new Johnson Street bridge looks over as an excavator with a percussion hammer chips away at the giant concrete counterweight from the old Blue Bridge. Don Denton/Black Press

With the new Johnson Street Bridge operational, here what’s next

Plazas, walkways and adjustments to lights among the projects still in the works

A cyclist riding across the new Johnson Street bridge looks over as an excavator with a percussion hammer chips away at the giant concrete counterweight from the old Blue Bridge. Don Denton/Black Press
The old Johnson Street Bridge will be dismantled and removed next week, weather permitting. Traffic closures on the new bridge will be in effect starting next Monday (April 16). Photo by Ruth Kampen

‘Old Blue’ to be dismantled and removed next week

Johnson Street Bridge will pass into a new era with old bridge gone

The old Johnson Street Bridge will be dismantled and removed next week, weather permitting. Traffic closures on the new bridge will be in effect starting next Monday (April 16). Photo by Ruth Kampen
Over 500 people attended the opening of Johnson Street Bridge, the City of Victoria’s biggest infrastructure project to date. Spencer Pickles/VICTORIA NEWS

VIDEO: B.C. city celebrates biggest infrastructure project in its history

Over 100 million dollars and 10 years later, it’s finally here, and Victoria celebrated bridgemania

Over 500 people attended the opening of Johnson Street Bridge, the City of Victoria’s biggest infrastructure project to date. Spencer Pickles/VICTORIA NEWS
The new Johnson Street Bridge is lifted for the first time in February of this year. News file photo

BRIDGING THE GAP: A chronology of the new Johnson Street Bridge project

Political controversy, referendum vote and problems with steel part of long process

The new Johnson Street Bridge is lifted for the first time in February of this year. News file photo
Jonathan Huggett, project manager of the Johnson Street Bridge replacement, says 90 per cent of the job is common sense and letting people do their job. Tim Collins/Victoria News

JOHNSON STREET BRIDGE: Getting a troubled project back on the rails

Jonathan Huggett considered the ‘project’s saviour’

Jonathan Huggett, project manager of the Johnson Street Bridge replacement, says 90 per cent of the job is common sense and letting people do their job. Tim Collins/Victoria News
Illustration of the new Johnson Street Bridge, which will open directly after the community picnic and celebration March 31 from noon-5 p.m. Courtesy of the City of Victoria

‘Hello New, Goodbye Blue’: How to navigate Johnson Street Bridge festivities

Transit rerouted, bridges closed to vehicle traffic March 31 for community celebration

Illustration of the new Johnson Street Bridge, which will open directly after the community picnic and celebration March 31 from noon-5 p.m. Courtesy of the City of Victoria
Illustration of the new Johnson Street Bridge, which will officially open March 31. Courtesy of the City of Victoria

Johnson Street Bridge to officially open March 31

City to throw a party to celebrate the future and pay tribute to the past

Illustration of the new Johnson Street Bridge, which will officially open March 31. Courtesy of the City of Victoria
A sign along the David Foster Harbour Pathway at Reeson Park directs pedestrians to various nearby locations.                                Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Pedestrian walkway under Victoria’s new Johnson Street bridge gets green light

Connection will be part of an expanded David Foster Harbour Pathway

A sign along the David Foster Harbour Pathway at Reeson Park directs pedestrians to various nearby locations.                                Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The lighting on the new Johnson Street Bridge could make salmon fry more vulnerable to predators at certain times of the year, Coun. Jeremy Loveday worries. Courtesy City of Victoria

New Victoria bridge lights may create an unintended problem

Salmon fry easier for predators to spot under lights, moonlight

The lighting on the new Johnson Street Bridge could make salmon fry more vulnerable to predators at certain times of the year, Coun. Jeremy Loveday worries. Courtesy City of Victoria
Johnson Street Bridge project director Jonathan Huggett takes questions from observers during recent construction work on the new span. This week’s installations have brought the bridge closer to completion, although a number of tasks remain before it can be opened to the public. Photo by Lauren Boothby

Johnson Street project: A bridge to the future

Project director Jonathan Huggett weighs in on what’s left to be done on Victoria project

Johnson Street Bridge project director Jonathan Huggett takes questions from observers during recent construction work on the new span. This week’s installations have brought the bridge closer to completion, although a number of tasks remain before it can be opened to the public. Photo by Lauren Boothby