(Victoria, British Columbia, CA) H&H Chief Technical Officer, Keith Griesing, took part in the Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting for the new Johnson Street Bridge on Satuday, March 31.  The event celebrated the bridge’s opening to traffic.

The celebration began with a lowering of the bridge, a speech by City of Victoria Mayor, Lisa Helps and a ribbon cutting.  Following the ribbon cutting, the community was invited to walk cross the new bridge for the first time.  The street party that followed included a picnic on both the new bridge and the old bridge (Old Blue) and other activities.  The party went late into the night, when a disco ball was illuminated on the old bridge and a dance party began.

The first public vechicles crossed the new bridge for the first time at 9 pm.

For more on the bridge: Johnson Street Bridge

Media Coverage of the Opening

Mayor’s Blog (Lisa Helps)

Bridge Recap (YouTube)

Say Hello to the New Bridge (Times Colonist)

Victoria Bid Fairwell to Big Blue with a Disco Party (Chek News)

Thousands Cross over Victoria’s new Johnson Street Bridge on Opening Day