New Bridge Design & Road Upgrades

In 2011, project consultants (Herold Engineering – Lead, Associated Engineering – Civil and HCMA – Bridge Architects) were asked to develop three concepts for a new bridge. When presented to the community, people liked different aspects of each concept design: the steel trusses from the first, the curving sidewalk from the second and the railings from the third. As a result, the team incorporated each of the preferred features into the final design.

2013 05 27 Display Board Image

The new Craigflower Bridge and Admirals Road upgrades include:

  • One lane northbound into Saanich, and two lanes southbound; one to go through to Esquimalt and one to turn right onto Island Highway,
  • Two metre sidewalks on both sides,
  • Bike lanes or cycle track on bridge and approach roads,
  • Stormwater treatment for the bridge and approaches,
  • Provision for herring fishers on the bridge,
  • Approach roads from Gorge Road on the north and Craigflower Road on the south,
  • Bike lanes on Admirals Road from Gorge Road to Cowper Road,
  • Sidewalks on Admirals Road from Gorge Road to Cowper Street, and
  • Roadway reconstruction of the road from Gorge Road to Cowper Street.

Once completed, the bridge will be a lifeline structure designed to remain operational following a major earthquake.

2013 03 28 Craigflower ConceptView Looking  West of Proposed Craigflower Bridge

2013 03 28 Craigflower Concept 2
View Looking North of Proposed Craigflower Bridge

2013 03 28 Craigflower Concept 3
View Looking North at Street Level of Proposed Craigflower Bridge

2013 03 28 Craigflower Concept 4
Architectural Rendering of Proposed Craigflower Bridge

2013 03 28 Craigflower Concept 1

2013 03 28 Craigflower Concept 5

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