Pedestrian bridge to open on Friday
Willoughby Greenway Bridge will be officially opened on Friday, May 27.
Construction of the pedestrian overpass on 200 Street in Willoughby began more than a year ago; the delivery of certain components from overseas delayed construction for several weeks.
The $1.7 million overpass is at 68 Avenue and will serve as a gateway to Willowbrook, the second largest retail centre in the Lower Mainland.
Featuring a tubular arch and suspended deck, the bridge was positioned at 68 Avenue to make it accessible to the Township’s trail system, and because there were no existing structures to impede construction. The span will link the Routley and Southwest Gordon neighbourhoods of Willoughby. The Willoughby area, when fully developed, will have approximately 60,000 residents.
The design and location were also chosen to accommodate future widening of 200 Street, and a high-speed bus lane.
After the pedestrian overpass which links the main campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University with its horticultural school, the Greenway Bridge is Langley’s second pedestrian span.