The City of Vancouver has announced that the Granville Bridge will be undergoing seismic upgrades throughout 2013. Beginning this month, expansion joint replacements will take place which will result in closures between 12:00am and 5:00am from March to November. There will also be daytime lane closures from June to October.
While the bridge itself isn’t much to look at, it does have quite a bit of history and its underbelly is frequently featured in photos of the city — making it today’s Vancouver Icon.
Other Vancouver Icons posts include: 217.5 Arc x 13′, Canoe Bridge, Vancouver Block, Bloedel Conservatory, Centennial Rocket, Canada Place, Old Courthouse/Vancouver Art Gallery, Dominion Building, Science World, Gastown Steam Clock, SFU Burnaby, Commodore Lanes, Siwash Rock, Kitsilano Pool, White Rock Pier, Main Post Office, Planetarium Building, Lord Stanley Statue, Vancouver Library Central Branch, Victory Square, Digital Orca, The Crab Sculpture, Girl in Wetsuit, The Sun Tower, The Hotel Vancouver, The Gassy Jack Statue, The Marine Building, and The Angel of Victory. Should you have a suggestion for the Vancouver Icons series please feel free to leave a note in the comments. It should be a thing, statue, or place that is very visible and recognizable to the public.