The Bastion Bridge in an important link in Downtown Nanaimo. In 2014 a detailed condition assessment of the bridge was completed which revealed that the Bastion Street Bridge now requires significant maintenance and rehabilitation work.
Rehabilitation of the bridge is now planned for the spring of 2019. This work will address the current maintenance requirements, improve the seismic performance and extend the service life of the bridge.
The City is taking this opportunity to add additional upgrades to the bridge.
At the deck level this will take the form of decorative signs with wayfinding panels demarcating areas of the downtown and providing information to visitors and the general public. At the lower street level the visual impact of the bridge will be enhanced through general clean-up and the addition of backlit coloured panels between the bridge piers.
If you have any comments or questions on the planned improvements, please contact us at 250-754-4251 or email EngineeringInfo@nanaimo.ca.