Mosquito Creek Bridge Replacement

The City of North Vancouver is reconstructing the aging Mosquito Creek Bridge on Marine Drive between Fell and Bewicke Ave. Once completed, the new, wider bridge will provide an improved experience for pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and drivers. The new bridge will include:

  • 4 lanes of traffic
  • Transit lanes in each direction
  • Sidewalks and protected bike lanes on both sides
  • A new multi-use path under Marine Drive connecting the Mosquito Creek trail

The bridge replacement will also enable instream improvements and forest restoration to enhance the biological diversity of this section of the creek.

Estimated Construction Schedule

Here is a general construction schedule, which be updated as more information becomes available. 

  • February 2019: Preparation work (tree removal) 
  • Spring 2019 - Summer 2020: Utility work and instream diversions
  • Spring 2020: Begin construction closure of southern side of bridge (one lane in each direction)
  • Spring 2021: Complete finishing works (such as landscaping)

Traffic & Access

During construction, at least one lane in each direction will be maintained and detours will be established to maintain traffic flow in the area. The City will do everything it can to minimize traffic interruptions, noise and dust. Further details on construction schedule and detour routes will be provided once the contract for construction has been awarded.


Background

The Mosquito Creek Bridge was the first pre-stressed concrete bridge constructed in Canada in 1952. It was widened in 1973 and 1981 to accommodate the growth of the North Shore community. In 2015, an inspection of the bridge’s condition recommended replacement due to corrosion.

The City will contribute $1.93 million with additional support from TransLink ($3.2 million) and the Federal and Provincial Government ($3.87 million) through the Build Canada’s Small Communities Fund.


Mosquito Creek Bridge in 1952. Photo: Henry R. M. Murray, “Design and Construction of Mosquito Creek Bridge” (thesis submission), February 15, 1953. (British Columbia Historical Federation)

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