Lynn Canyon Bridge to close for repairs

UPDATE: As of Oct. 3, District of North Vancouver staff say the project has been postponed until the end of October.

The District of North Vancouver is shutting down one of its most highly travelled bridges for two months of repairs.

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Starting Sept. 30, the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge will be out of commission while crews replace and upgrade the main deck.

“The bridge deck is reaching the end of its design life so we’re doing some proactive maintenance to keep it in safe working condition,” said district spokeswoman Courtenay Rannard. “Everything except the two main cables is actually being replaced. Those were reinforced last year.”

The bridge deck was last replaced in 2007. The new one, expected to be complete by late November, will have the same slope, width and appearance, with non-slip surface and side meshing. In the meantime, people wanting to access trails and cross the canyon will have to detour either to Pipeline Bridge to the north, about a two-kilometre or 50-minute walk, or Twin Falls Bridge, one kilometre or 30 minutes on foot to the south.

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