Vehicles cross the new Vedder Bridge as crews work to disasseble the old Vedder Bridge on Nov. 17. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Old Vedder Bridge in Chilliwack is coming down in pieces

The bridge delaunching process could take up to a week, and is completed in phases

The old Vedder bridge is being moved onto dry land.

The official bridge “delaunching” process as it’s called in engineering circles, could take about a week to 10 days to complete by crews with Emil Anderson Construction.

The steel elements that remain since the asphalt, pipes and concrete were removed, are going to be recycled.

Bridge delaunching was underway last week.

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They are completing the work in phases and had gotten about halfway through the work by the end of last week, on Nov. 17.

They will remove the counterweights, and move it closer to the river, before the whole structure is moved onto dry land to be dismantled.

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Vehicles cross the new Vedder Bridge as crews work to disasseble the old Vedder Bridge on Nov. 17. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

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