Video of the Artic Tuk crane removing the final rail span on the Johnson St bridge

In case you missed it, Gary Hoyer, filmed the removal of the old Johnson St. Bridge east rail span.

The entire process took only 15 minutes and was removed by the Arctic Tuk barge crane, one of the largest water cranes in Western Canada.

A mishap occurs at about the 7:10 mark where one of the guide ropes snaps and the load begins to rotate very near to the Janion condo project.

The Johnson Street bridge was briefly closed around 3:30 p.m. to allow the work to take place. The closing was timed to coincide with the highest tide of the day to allow equipment to get as close as possible to the site.

The area under the bridge will closed to marine traffic all week. The closing includes industrial and commercial vessels as well as smaller boats such as sailboats, canoes and kayaks.

11 second time-lapse of the removal:



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