The Johnson Street Bridge
The Johnson Street Bridge has been well loved and disliked at the same time for many years and is now being replaced after falling into significant disrepair. There is something that makes it beautiful in its utilitarian nature and design, and it has become a favourite destination for locals and visitors alike. It’s a bridge that asks to be photographed again and again and so I have done so for several years and will continue to do so over this final stage of dismemberment. “The Blue Bridge” will be missed but time has this effect on man-made structures and I’m curious to see how the new bascule bridge will change the evolution of Victoria’s downtown and inner harbour.
“Upon completion, the new bridge will be the largest single-leaf bascule bridge in Canada – and one of the largest in the world – creating a new iconic structure and destination within Victoria’s Inner Harbour.” –City of Victoria