04. January 2018 - 9:00 till 17:00
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The Big Lift Day - the new Johnson Street Bridge is set in place | Johnson Street Victoria | Thursday, 04. January 2018

The "Big Lift" is on the horizon! Best watching points:

✪ Lure Restaurant at the Ocean Pointe Resort
✪ Reeson Park
✪ The water's edge parking lot next to Mermaid Wharf and Canoe

The entire lift span will be plucked off "the Beast" barge, and dropped into place onto its various engagement points on both sides of the bridge span.

Please note, we do not yet know the specific date, it could happen earluer (in December) or later that the date we have set here. We'll move it as new information comes to us.
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  • Why did they get a new bridge again
  • December 9th. It’s coming together!
  • Beast down at Point Hope
  • (With PHOTOS) Dynamic Beast is hard at work, grabs counterweight, now off to load the bridge rings MORE: http://victoriabctoday.com/with-photos-dynamic-beast-is-hard-at-work-grabs-counterweight-now-off-to-load-the-bridge-rings/
  • The barge movement was a success. The JSB is back OPEN for the day.
  • MAKE ALTERNATE ARRANGEMENTS - the 'Dynamic Beast' is coming, and it'll mean the complete closure of the Johnson Street Bridge for hours this weekend, starting right at the morning rush hour Friday morning MORE: http://victoriabctoday.com/make-alternate-arrangements-the-dynamic-beast-is-coming-and-itll-mean-the-complete-closure-of-the-johnson-street-bridge-for-hours-this-weekend-starting-right-at-the-morning-rush-hour-friday/
  • It's not the "big lift", but it's the second-biggest lift coming up this week if things go well. INSTALLATION OF STEEL RINGS AND COUNTERWEIGHT START DECEMBER 8 Day 1 The Dynamic Beast crane barge will pass under the current bridge into the Upper Harbour An approximate 45-minute closure of the existing bridge will occur sometime between 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Day 2 The Dynamic Beast crane barge will be positioned in the channel under the existing bridge. An approximate 45-minute closure of the existing bridge will occur sometime between 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. The Dynamic Beast crane barge will also lift the lower counterweight and north ring into the bascule pier Intermittent bridge closures will occur for several hours between 9:15 a.m. and 5 p.m Day 3 The Dynamic Beast crane barge will lift the south ring into the bascule pier and depart Victoria Intermittent closures will occur between 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. and an approximate 45-minute closure will occur when the crane barge exits from under the current bridge between 2:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. Note: The dates and times above are subject to change and are weather dependent as the steel pieces cannot be lifted during high winds. http://www.johnsonstreetbridge.com/2017/11/28/installation-of-steel-rings-and-counterweight-for-new-bridge-to-start-december-8/
  • It's not the "big lift", but it's the second-biggest lift coming up this week if things go well. INSTALLATION OF STEEL RINGS AND COUNTERWEIGHT START DECEMBER 8 Day 1 The Dynamic Beast crane barge will pass under the current bridge into the Upper Harbour An approximate 45-minute closure of the existing bridge will occur sometime between 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Day 2 The Dynamic Beast crane barge will be positioned in the channel under the existing bridge. An approximate 45-minute closure of the existing bridge will occur sometime between 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. The Dynamic Beast crane barge will also lift the lower counterweight and north ring into the bascule pier Intermittent bridge closures will occur for several hours between 9:15 a.m. and 5 p.m Day 3 The Dynamic Beast crane barge will lift the south ring into the bascule pier and depart Victoria Intermittent closures will occur between 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. and an approximate 45-minute closure will occur when the crane barge exits from under the current bridge between 2:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. Note: The dates and times above are subject to change and are weather dependent as the steel pieces cannot be lifted during high winds. http://www.johnsonstreetbridge.com/2017/11/28/installation-of-steel-rings-and-counterweight-for-new-bridge-to-start-december-8/
  • It's not the "big lift", but it's the second-biggest lift coming up next week if things go well. INSTALLATION OF STEEL RINGS AND COUNTERWEIGHT START DECEMBER 8 Day 1 The Dynamic Beast crane barge will pass under the current bridge into the Upper Harbour An approximate 45-minute closure of the existing bridge will occur sometime between 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Day 2 The Dynamic Beast crane barge will be positioned in the channel under the existing bridge. An approximate 45-minute closure of the existing bridge will occur sometime between 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. The Dynamic Beast crane barge will also lift the lower counterweight and north ring into the bascule pier Intermittent bridge closures will occur for several hours between 9:15 a.m. and 5 p.m Day 3 The Dynamic Beast crane barge will lift the south ring into the bascule pier and depart Victoria Intermittent closures will occur between 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. and an approximate 45-minute closure will occur when the crane barge exits from under the current bridge between 2:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. Note: The dates and times above are subject to change and are weather dependent as the steel pieces cannot be lifted during high winds. http://www.johnsonstreetbridge.com/2017/11/28/installation-of-steel-rings-and-counterweight-for-new-bridge-to-start-december-8/
  • June 12 2017
  • It's not the "big lift", but it's the second-biggest lift coming up next week if things go well. INSTALLATION OF STEEL RINGS AND COUNTERWEIGHT START DECEMBER 8 Day 1 The Dynamic Beast crane barge will pass under the current bridge into the Upper Harbour An approximate 45-minute closure of the existing bridge will occur sometime between 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Day 2 The Dynamic Beast crane barge will be positioned in the channel under the existing bridge. An approximate 45-minute closure of the existing bridge will occur sometime between 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. The Dynamic Beast crane barge will also lift the lower counterweight and north ring into the bascule pier Intermittent bridge closures will occur for several hours between 9:15 a.m. and 5 p.m Day 3 The Dynamic Beast crane barge will lift the south ring into the bascule pier and depart Victoria Intermittent closures will occur between 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. and an approximate 45-minute closure will occur when the crane barge exits from under the current bridge between 2:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. Note: The dates and times above are subject to change and are weather dependent as the steel pieces cannot be lifted during high winds. http://www.johnsonstreetbridge.com/2017/11/28/installation-of-steel-rings-and-counterweight-for-new-bridge-to-start-december-8/
  • Wish I could be there at that time.
  • It's not the "big lift", but it's the second-biggest lift coming up next week if things go well. INSTALLATION OF STEEL RINGS AND COUNTERWEIGHT START DECEMBER 8 Day 1 The Dynamic Beast crane barge will pass under the current bridge into the Upper Harbour An approximate 45-minute closure of the existing bridge will occur sometime between 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Day 2 The Dynamic Beast crane barge will be positioned in the channel under the existing bridge. An approximate 45-minute closure of the existing bridge will occur sometime between 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. The Dynamic Beast crane barge will also lift the lower counterweight and north ring into the bascule pier Intermittent bridge closures will occur for several hours between 9:15 a.m. and 5 p.m Day 3 The Dynamic Beast crane barge will lift the south ring into the bascule pier and depart Victoria Intermittent closures will occur between 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. and an approximate 45-minute closure will occur when the crane barge exits from under the current bridge between 2:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. Note: The dates and times above are subject to change and are weather dependent as the steel pieces cannot be lifted during high winds. http://www.johnsonstreetbridge.com/2017/11/28/installation-of-steel-rings-and-counterweight-for-new-bridge-to-start-december-8/
  • That the new April Fools Day?
  • I am so excited!! its gonna look slick 😎
  • We'll find out soon!
  • I hope they paint it blue.
  • We'll find out soon!
  • I'm squeezing my eyes shut and wrinkling my nose until you just do it!
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/117981455524575/
  • We should invite the priminister and show hum how much of the goverment/tax payers money we have wasted
  • The Big Lift might be just a couple months away!
  • ...believe it when I see it...
  • Not too much performance anxiety to get it up. #bluebridge ...now... #bluepills