Spirit Trail crossing over Lynn Creek
To help promote active transportation and outdoor recreation on the North Shore, we are completing a key connection in the Spirit Trail, between Lynn Creek Town Centre and Park & Tilford.
We expect work to begin in winter 2021/22, and last about one year. This new, central section will run through Bridgman Park, and will include a four-metre wide, multi-use bridge across Lynn Creek at the west end of Hunter Street. The bridge will also connect the newly created section of the trail that runs through Seylynn Park with the section that is under construction along the north side of Highway 1.
The Spirit Trail is a vital recreation and active transportation route that spans all three North Shore municipalities and First Nations lands, from Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay.
News and updates
September 22, 2022 — Bridge arches hoisted into place
Last week, crews used a large crane to lift and install the arches of the bridge, each weighing approximately 40,000 kilograms and spanning 52 metres across Lynn Creek.
Other components of the four-metre-wide steel bridge, including floor beams and deck panels, were installed next. In the coming months, crews will complete bridge construction and the approach trails on either side of the bridge and install lighting and landscape.
The project remains on track to be completed by the end of the year.
January 6, 2022 — Construction start
Construction on this project has started and will take approximately one year to complete. Please use caution in the area and note that trail closures and detours are now in place.
In 2017, Council endorsed this central trail section, including the crossing of Lynn Creek between the City of North Vancouver's border near Lynnmouth Avenue and the newly revitalized Seylynn Park, as a priority route connection between town centres.
This project is supported by several District policies for connecting community parks and increasing pedestrian and cycling networks, including:
- Official Community Plan
- DNV Transportation Plan (2012)
- DNV Parks and Open Space Strategic Plan (2012)
- Lower Lynn Town Centre Implementation Plan
- Spirit Trail Route Planning Report (2016)
The estimated total cost for bridge and trail construction is $5M. Approximately half of the project will be funded through TransLink grants.
This project began in January 2022 and will take approximately one year to complete.
Project at a glance
- Four-metre wide multi-use bridge
- AAA direct route from Lynn Creek to Park and Tilford
- Promotes active transportation, reducing motor vehicle trips and related emissions
- Habitat enhancements on Lynn Creek
- Three trees planted for every tree removed
This graphic shows the new multi-use crossing at the west end of Hunter Street. The bridge will also connect the newly created section of the trail that runs through Seylynn Park with the section that is under construction along the north side of Highway 1.