Chemainus River Bridge
Replacement of existing single lane Howe truss bridge.
The existing Chemainus River Bridge was built in 1957 and consisted of creosote timbers and a single-lane Howe truss bridge spanning 12 piers. In order to meet modern highway engineering standards, as well as increased traffic volume, the bridge was replaced with a two-span 80-meter long structure. The new structure has a wider deck, facilitates two-way traffic, and includes a dedicated pedestrian and cycling lane as part of the Trans Canada Trail and the Cowichan Valley Regional Trail and Cycle Network. Jacob Bros constructed the new bridge for an anticipated service life of 75 years.