Craigflower Bridge Replacement

Saanich, B.C.

 Modern blue steel meets historical arches. The Craigflower Bridge is a four span, steel arched truss and precast concrete bridge crossing the Gorge waterway in Victoria, BC. The bridge connects View royal and Saanich and is heavily used for vehicle and pedestrian traffic as well as for fishing.

The bridge is 120 meters long with a non-symmetrical deck width of 20 meters incorporating the roadway, bicycle lanes, side-walks and fishing areas.  The 4 spans are continuous and the integral abutments are mounted on steel pipe piles socketed into bedrock approximately 20m below the low water level.

Three intermediate pile-supported, concrete-capped piers support the spans. The bridge deck was raised 1.5 meters above the previous deck height to account for predicted tidal water increase. Lights were mounted on the bridge piers to give the bridge an impressive nighttime effect over the water.

For the project, Herold Engineering acted as the prime consultant providing design project management and structural Engineer of Record services. The design was carried out in several stages during 2011-2012. Construction took place from April 2013 to May 2014. Capital cost of the bridge was approximately $11 million.

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Craigflower Bridge

Craigflower Bridge

Craigflower Bridge

Craigflower Bridge

Craigflower Bridge Replacement in Saanich, B.C.