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#3501 Gary H

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:13 AM

They've moved the hoist to the other lane and are working on/inspecting the south side trusses in the same general area.  Does anyone know what they're actually doing?


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#3502 laconic

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:24 AM

Last week (I think Thursday at around 6PM) the bridge deck was lowered but for some reason traffic didn't start. The operator raised the deck a few feet and then lowered it again. It took some time before traffic was allowed to cross again.

 

Perhaps they waited until the weekend to do an inspection to see if they could find the cause of the problem.



#3503 Mike K.

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:34 AM

That tends to happen every now and then. It's actually kind of creepy how the hulking giant just stops a few feet from the roadway and appears to get stuck.

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#3504 Gary H

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 12:38 PM

Yeah, I've seen that quite frequently.

 

The inspections, or whatever they were doing has completed.  Traffic is back to normal.



#3505 Gary H

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 11:49 AM

Some bridge repair is underway...

 

They're doing some welding on the old bridge, traffic is moving fine.

 

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#3506 Gary H

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 07:02 PM

Looks like it was a pretty substantial repair...

 

They were on site most of the day.  I wonder if a vehicle hit the corner of the railing?  Notice the new cross brace to the main truss, in addition to the entirely new railing end cap.  If some kind of blow didn't cause this then I would say this bridge is way past its "best by" date.

 

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#3507 Rob Randall

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 07:50 PM

Imagine predicting to City Hall back in 2009 that some truss repair work will be done IN THE YEAR 2016. They'd think you were nuts or an unreasonable pessimist.

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#3508 Bingo

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 09:33 PM

Imagine predicting to City Hall that some truss repair work will be done IN THE YEAR 2016. They'd think you were nuts or an unreasonable pessimist.

 

They know it's gotta last another ten years.



#3509 Mike K.

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 08:45 AM

The information we've been forwarded indicates that an excavator on a lowbed trailer struck the bridge. Victoria Police are seeking information from witnesses of the event. Odd thing is the incident occurred back in the fall.

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#3510 RoadRunner

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 09:04 PM

On a lighter note, The Wardells recorded a classic song about the bridge, "Under the Johnson Street Bridge".  Maybe the only song ever recorded about the bridge?

 

The video captures just a short clip of the bridge itself, but does provide several scenes of 80's Victoria.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd2of2afgxY


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#3511 DirtyBoots

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 01:11 PM

On a lighter note, The Wardells recorded a classic song about the bridge, "Under the Johnson Street Bridge".  Maybe the only song ever recorded about the bridge?

 

The video captures just a short clip of the bridge itself, but does provide several scenes of 80's Victoria.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd2of2afgxY

 

Not the only song about the bridge.. The Bills have got 'Old Blue Bridge'.  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMh56MM2NHQ



#3512 aastra

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 01:45 PM

The JSB footage at the beginning of that Excess Baggage movie is really good. It was on TV recently.



#3513 Jacques Cadé

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 02:33 PM

The JSB footage at the beginning of that Excess Baggage movie is really good. It was on TV recently.

 

https://youtu.be/1Bu0wL1pnyE   (don't know how to embed video, sorry)


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#3514 Rob Randall

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:10 AM

True headline:

 

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#3515 Mike K.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:22 AM

Back in '67 they weren't worried about snow removal?


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#3516 Rob Randall

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:45 AM

December 1968:

 

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Good thing about the old bridge: the snow just fell through the deck grating.

 


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#3517 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 August 2021 - 06:37 AM

Blue Bridge railings repurposed at Heritage Acres

https://www.timescol...cres-1.24354138


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