Lions Gate Bridge bump has been removed

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The metal bump on the Lions Gate Bridge has been removed by the B.C. Ministry of Transportation’s construction crews.

The removal at the south end of the bridge was completed early Monday morning. This follows a week of traffic mayhem on the bridge deck caused by drivers who slowed down as they approached what many had thought was a ‘speed’ bump.

Officials with the Ministry maintained there were no safety concerns with the bump.

The 1.75-inch-thick metal bump was installed a week ago as a protective cover for the bridge’s joints while crews repaved the bridge deck, a project that will be completed in about three weeks.

On Thursday, the delays on the bridge were so severe that it prompted TransLink to redirect North Vancouver buses to the Lonsdale SeaBus terminal. But the excess crowds caused delays at SeaBus, which eventually led TransLink to deploy a third SeaBus. West Vancouver buses were not redirected and followed normal routes across the bridge.

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