VICTORIA — The first steel shipment for the Johnson Street Bridge project in Victoria, B.C. has left China and is travelling down the Yangtze River to Shanghai.
According to a release from the city, the steel will be loaded onto a heavy lift ship once it reaches Shanghai and will take 25 days crossing the Pacific Ocean before arriving in B.C. in mid- to late August. The steel will be offloaded at either the Fraser Surrey Docks or Ogden Point in Victoria and will then be transported to the Port Hope Shipyard.
Components being shipped include the temporary falsework, used to support components of the bridge during the erection process, the lower counterweight and the north and south rings.
Once the components have arrived at Port Hope Shipyard, United Engineering will attach the span support structure.
The second steel shipment will leave China in September and arrive in October.