According to a press release issued by the CRD, the Todd Creek Trestle on the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, near Sooke Potholes Regional Park, is closed for repairs until further notice.
How to navigate around the trestle
- When travelling towards the Sooke Potholes and Kapoor Regional Parks from Victoria, the Galloping Goose can be accessed north of the trestle via Sooke Potholes parking lot 2.
- When travelling south from Sooke Potholes Regional Park, the Galloping Goose can be accessed south of the trestle from the Galloping Goose parking lot on Sooke River Road.
- A pedestrian & equestrian bypass (0.9 km) for the trestle is also available close to the Todd Creek Trestle. Users are advised that the bypass has steep grades, rocky surfaces & a dry creek crossing.
CRD staff are assessing repair options and will update the public when the trestle will reopen.
The Vancouver Island section of the Canadian National Railway opened in 1911, and it was all about the big trees. Trees had to be cleared for the right of way, ties were cut from the forest, as were the massive beams required to build the many bridges along the route. The Todd Creek Trestle was one such timber bridge that made it possible to navigate through a near-impenetrable, rocky, hilly, forested landscape.