Granville Bridge to receive seismic upgrades in 2013
Beginning in early 2013, the Granville Bridge will be undergoing seismic upgrades and expansion joint replacement from January to December 2013. During this time period, there will be:
- An increase in vehicle congestion on Granville Island from January to June
- Overnight bridge closures (12 midnight to 5:00am) from March to November
- Daytime lane closures from June to October
The above closures will allow contractors to replace the original bridge bearings with new seismic isolation bearings. This project will greatly increase the seismic performance of the bridge, and in the event of an earthquake, minimize the risk of bridge closures, costly repairs, or even bridge decommissioning.