Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Johnson Street Bridge - a.k.a. The "Blue Bridge" - Victoria BC

The Johnson Street Bridge was designed under the direction of Mr. F. M. Preston, Victoria City Engineer, in 1920. This is a Bascule type bridge in which one end rises while a counter weight lowers on the opposite end. It was completed at a cost of $918,000 and opened in January of 1924. The original deck of the bridge was constructed of wood timbers. The future of this landmark is currently in question ( ).