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Demise of the Johnson Street Bridge

Here we are in 2005, about 4-5 years before the referendum about repair or replacement.
Today, thanks to lack of maintenance, rust shows everywhere and the replacers won. However seeing the deterioration of this area makes one wonder how many years ago certain planners figured it out.
The future holds a lot of concrete, beautiful concrete when it is new… so grey, and as it ages its changing appearance becomes breathtakingly… oh concrete enlightenment in the city.
By the sounds of it a railroad line with the bridge costs too much. For a city badly wanting to develop rapid transit the planning seems backward. Nevertheless this is a developers haven that goes well beyond the immediate bridge area. Here are many buildings and other left overs from Victoria’s early history. Across Victoria buildings showing its history disappear one after another. After their disappearance they become large photos on the city’s public garbage cans.

2 responses to “Demise of the Johnson Street Bridge

  1. Pingback: Bridge across the Koksilah River at Cowichan Station « Mrjom's Blog

  2. Hello! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone
    3gs! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts!
    Keep up the great work!

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