Old Skeena River Bridge Closure
Posted on 07/12/2022
Old Skeena Bridge Rehabilitation Project to close bridge for 14 months.

Please be advised that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Old Skeena River Bridge Rehabilitation Project will begin later this month.

This maintenance project requires full closure of the bridge because of the extensive scaffolding structures needed for the containment of the existing lead paint primer during the sandblasting and painting process. This full containment system will be put in place to ensure the environment is fully protected and no debris can enter the Skeena River.

The bridge will not accommodate additional traffic loads, and a complete traffic closure is the only structurally safe option to deliver the project. This required closure will ensure the safety of workers at the site and also ensure this bridge serves the public for years to come.

The bridge will be closed to all vehicle and foot traffic effective July 25, 2022 through September 22, 2023. Access across the river will be maintained via the Highway 16 Dudley Bridges throughout the project.

Project updates are available from the BC Government at the link below.


For information about this project, contact:

Skeena District Office:
(250) 615-3970

[email protected]