SECOND GRANVILLE BRIDGE WAS A FEAT OF ENGINEERING
7TH APRIL 2011
Second Granville Bridge was a feat of engineering: The 1910 edition of the Engineer and Contractor extolled the virtues of the new bridge across False Creek. The new bridge at Granville street is a very handsome structure, consisting of 25 plate girder spans and a draw span, the latter being 20 feet in length and presenting two channels of about 90 feet in the clear. The main piers of both of these bridges were sunk to bed rock by what is technically known as the pneumatic process, and are sufficiently deep to provide for the future deepening of False creek without in the least affecting their stability. This class of pier work was something entirely new in this part of the country, and necessitated an enormous quantity of plant and equipment, but notwithstanding this it was carried out by the contractors without a hitch, much to the satisfaction of the consulting engineers and the city authorities.