Taylor Bridge Crossing

Taylor Bridge Crossing Project

Taylor Bridge spans the Peace River on Highway 97 between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, near the community of Taylor. Engineering work has begun to identify options for a long-term solution for the aging bridge that will serve the region for decades to come. 

The development of options will also consider:

  • First Nations rights and interests
  • Current and future travel patterns
  • Financial analysis
  • Engineering and geotechnical requirements
  • Utility service constraints
  • Environment and climate change

Built in 1960, the Taylor Bridge is a critical link over the Peace River between Fort St. John and Dawson Creek. It is 721 metres long. Current traffic volume on Highway 97 between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John is approximately 7,500 vehicles per day, 30 per cent of which is commercial vehicle traffic carrying goods throughout the Peace region and into the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Alaska.

Status

Engineering investigations are currently underway.

Public Consultation

Between October 5 and November 15, 2021 the public was invited to learn more about the project and share what is important to those travelling the Highway 97 Corridor between Dawson Creek to Fort St. John through, Taylor, BC., and their transportation needs for the future.

Participation was through an online survey and virtual public open house.

Public input received will help determine the collective needs and interests to be considered in developing options for a long-term solution for the Taylor Bridge Crossing, which will be shared for input in the second phase of public engagement in Spring 2022.

Bridge User Group

A Taylor Bridge Bridge User Group has been established to provide input on industrial road use, technical interests, municipal infrastructure plans, and other considerations as options for the long-term solution are developed.

Following the public application process, Bridge User Group members from industry, local government, and other interests will work together with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to provide detailed input throughout project and planning and development stages.