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 pull in 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 pull in 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 hear the latest design plans for the waterfront area near the Johnson Street Bridge. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Designs for Johnson Street Bridge waterfront areas hit delays

Upgrades to the Songhees Park, surrounding area being presented Thursday

The City of Victoria will hear the latest design plans for the waterfront area near the Johnson Street Bridge. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
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)

City of Victoria to hold formal safety review after man was 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)

UPDATE: Johnson Street Bridge will be lifted after receiving repairs for hydraulic issues

The bridge was down since Thursday afternoon after problems with the hydraulic fluid were discovered

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)
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)

Six protesters arrested in Victoria’s Johnson Street Bridge sit-in

Bridge temporarily closed for protest during the Monday evening commute

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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
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps has proposed an audit for the Johnson Street Bridge. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps calls for audit on Johnson Street Bridge project

The bridge took three years and $40 million more than initially expected

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps has proposed an audit for the Johnson Street Bridge. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
The Johnson Street Bridge will be closed for a planned inspection Tuesday night. (City of Victoria photo)

Johnson Street Bridge to close for planned inspection Tuesday night

Bridge will close at 10 p.m. and reopen at approximately 2 a.m. Wednesday

The Johnson Street Bridge will be closed for a planned inspection Tuesday night. (City of Victoria photo)
Artist highlights Johnson Street bridge with Iconic Blue

Artist highlights Johnson Street bridge with Iconic Blue

The exhibition continues to Aug. 25 and is open to the public weekday mornings

Artist highlights Johnson Street bridge with Iconic Blue
WATCH: Bye-bye, Johnson Street Bridge

WATCH: Bye-bye, Johnson Street Bridge

Passersby share their memories of the old Johnson Street Bridge as they watch it go

WATCH: Bye-bye, Johnson Street Bridge
The main deck of the old Johnson Street Bridge is floated away on the Dymanic Beast crane barge in April. The rest of the structure will be dismantled and taken away starting Friday, June 8 and through the weekend. Don Denton/Black Press

UPDATED: Johnson Street Bridge closures coming as Dynamic Beast returns

The large crane barge will remove the remnants of the Blue Bridge between June 8 to 10

The main deck of the old Johnson Street Bridge is floated away on the Dymanic Beast crane barge in April. The rest of the structure will be dismantled and taken away starting Friday, June 8 and through the weekend. Don Denton/Black Press
Victoria City Councillors discussed different options for the Johnson Street Rail Bridge steel Thursday morning. Nicole Crescenzi/ VICTORIA NEWS

Council scraps other ideas; JSB steel will only be used for art

City staff wanted an open bid to get rid of steel that’s coated in toxic lead paint

Victoria City Councillors discussed different options for the Johnson Street Rail Bridge steel Thursday morning. Nicole Crescenzi/ VICTORIA NEWS
BRIDGE TAKEDOWN: Trying again today in Victoria

BRIDGE TAKEDOWN: Trying again today in Victoria

High winds Tuesday forced cancellation of crane work that is part of dismantling of old bridge

BRIDGE TAKEDOWN: Trying again today in Victoria
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

BRIDGEMANIA! Victoria celebrates the biggest infrastructure project in its history

Over 100 million dollars and 10 years later — it’s finally here!

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