The City of Maple Ridge has replaced the existing two lane bridge at 287 Street at 123 Avenue. The bridge is 17 metres long across Whonnock Creek and provides service to 13 properties to the north west of the creek. The original bridge was built in 1991 using two used railway boxcars welded together and capped with a concrete deck. This unconventional construction has serviced the area well but is now in need of replacement with a modern bridge design. The project was awarded to Seismic 2000 Construction Ltd.
The new bridge is now substantially complete and open to two lanes of traffic. There are temporary approaches to the bridge that will be replaced with permanent approaches by City Operations staff in the spring when the weather is more favorable.