A malfunction with the Johnson Street Bridge, the second in about 18 months, is a reminder that a replacement is a must, says Mayor Dean Fortin.
The bridge locked about three metres above the deck just after 6 p.m. Saturday and held up traffic for about half an hour,
Engineers attributed the problem to a power supply failure, a separate issue from the electrical system issues that caused a similar problem last year, according to city spokeswoman Katie Josephson.
City electricians and B.C. Hydro were called to assess the bridge.
"It's a bit of a sign of what we were worried about," Fortin said.
"We need to get a new bridge built before the old one breaks down. The new one can't come fast enough."
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