Highway 31 - Kaslo Bridge Replacement Project

Kaslo bridge

The Highway 31 Kaslo Bridge, which crosses the Kaslo River at the south entrance to Kaslo, is nearing the end of its service life. The bridge will be replaced with a modern, reliable two-lane structure.

The existing bridge, built in 1966, is primarily made of timber, with two 15 metre main spans, three jump spans and a timber deck. The new steel and concrete single span bridge will be built to current standards and will have a lifespan of 75 – 100 years. The new bridge design will provide enhancements for fish and navigation by eliminating the need for a mid-stream pier.

The project will also align the intersection of Spruce Avenue and F Avenue so that they are no longer offset.​

Project cost

Project cost is $6.19 million.

Status

The contract was awarded to BD Hall Constructors Corp. from Surrey. Construction to begin May 2021 and is expected to finish in November 2021.

Project benefits

  • Improve safety, reliability and mobility
  • Enhance pedestrian and cyclist safety and mobility
  • Improve access and connectivity with the local road and trail network

Schedule

  • Finalize design: 2020
  • Anticipated construction start: spring 2021
  • Anticipated construction completion: fall 2021

Public Consultation & Design

An open house was held on November 20, 2019, at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 74.

Artist Rendering

Artist rendering of the new Kaslo Bridge

3D Flyover artist rendering of the Kaslo Bridge Replacement Project