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ITE Vancouver Island: Building the New Johnson Street Bridge

May 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC-8

 Presentation: Building the New Johnson Street Bridge
Presenter:   Jonathon Huggett, P. Eng.
Project Director, Johnson Street Bridge Replacement

Location: Moxie’s Restaurant [upstairs meeting room]
1010 Yates Street, Victoria

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Registration Cost: Free [registration is required as seating is limited]. See below.

Lunch: A la carte menu service

The iconic “Blue Bridge” or Johnson Street Bridge over the Inner Harbour in downtown Victoria has provided the City and the Region over 90 years of service, accommodating on average 30,000 crossings of traffic during the weekday.  This includes approximately 4,000 pedestrian and 3,000 cyclist crossings.

The new Johnson Street Bridge opened to traffic on March 31, 2018, after construction commenced in 2013.  It replaces “Old Blue” after its 94 years of service.  It is the largest single-leaf bascule bridge in Canada and one of the largest in the world.  It is the City of Victoria’s largest infrastructure project ever undertaken and is comprised of 3-travel lanes, dedicated directional bike lanes on the bridge deck, a multi-use pathway on the north side and a pedestrian walkway on the south side [to be opened after the existing bridge has been removed].

Jonathon Huggett was appointed as Project Director in 2014 and currently continues in this role.  Please join us as Mr. Huggett provides a presentation on the process involved in building this new and unique bridge [bearing in mind ongoing work and contractual obligations].

About the Presenter:

Jonathon Huggett is Principal at J.R. Huggett Co. and is a specialist in the non-traditional delivery of public infrastructure, using innovative approaches to procuring and delivering public projects and services.  He is an infrastructure specialist with over 35 years of experience in North America and Europe, in both public and private sector organizations.  He is a Professional Engineer in BC, Alberta and Ontario.  His significant experience includes all areas of infrastructure planning, provision, operation and maintenance.  In recent years, he has focused on the business case justification of projects and services, the delivery of major projects and services through innovative techniques, project management and changes to the way governments conduct business in constructing, operating and maintaining public infrastructure projects.

ITE Vancouver Island: Building the New Johnson Street Bridge


May 16, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC-8
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ITE Vancouver Island Section


Moxie’s Victoria
1010 Yates Street
Victoria, BC Canada
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