Granville Bridge reopens to traffic in both directions—after a bit of time given for construction work on south end

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      This afternoon, I decided to cycle across the Granville Bridge to check out a pipeline protest.

      It was rather surreal going north on my bike in the southbound lanes and not encountering any vehicles, apart from one road contractor's truck.

      There were more of the road contractor's vehicles in the northbound lane.

      But much to my surprise, I didn't see any banners or hear any loudspeakers or even spot any Indigenous activists on the north end.

      Supporters of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs were nowhere to be found.

      This was around 3:40 p.m.

      That's despite a Vancouver Police Department tweet suggesting that the bridge remained closed due to a protest.

      When I asked a cop at a barricade on the north end where the demonstrators were, he said they had left a little while ago.

      So why was the bridge still closed to traffic?

      I was informed that motor vehicles were going to remain off the crossing for a little while longer so the road crew could finish some work.

      This was the scene on the Granville Bridge around 3:35 p.m.

      So there you have it, folks.

      The bridge was initially closed due to a demonstration.

      But it remained closed to bus and vehicle traffic later in the afternoon—and at the beginning of rush hour—due to a construction crew on the south end.

      At 4:11 p.m., the VPD tweeted that the bridge was once again open to traffic in both directions.