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New cycling bridge proposed for East Van

Last Updated Aug 26, 2017 at 9:34 am PDT

The proposed bridge over the Grandview Cut in East Vancouver. (Courtesy BC Hydro)
Summary

The bridge would link the Central Valley Greenway at North Grandview Highway to East 6th Avenue and McLean Drive

A tentative date for construction start date would be 2019

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – East Vancouver could soon have a brand new piece of cycling infrastructure, if BC Hydro gets its way. The utility is proposing a bridge over the Grandview Cut.

The bridge would link the Central Valley Greenway at North Grandview Highway to East 6th Avenue and McLean Drive. It would also house a new transmission cable, suspended underneath the structure, as part of the Metro North Transmission Project between Coquitlam and Mount Pleasant.

An information session on the proposed bridge is being held today between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the north-east corner of North Grandview Highway and Woodland Drive.

Judy Dobrowolski is a stakeholder engagement adviser with BC Hydro.

“Right now, it sort of exists as a concept. And we’re looking for feedback to help us design it.”

“We want to know what people think of this proposal, we’d like to know if people are supportive of it. We’re also looking for input on the design of the bridge and safety features, as well as how users could access the bridge and how it could best fit in with the Central Valley Greenway.”

Dobrowolski says a tentative date for construction to start would be 2019, but the project also still needs the green light from the BC Utilities Commission.

“If we get that approval, then we can proceed with construction on the project, and that would include this bridge.”