Mayor attacks bridge. Bridge sings back...

by Leslie Campbell, November 2010

Blue Bridge wants HER voice to be heard

Turns out the Johnson Street Bridge is a female of her endangered species—heritage bridges—and is taking to the streets to raise awareness of her plight.

Despite being 86 years old and a bit rusty, she’s still got a good strong voice and she's using it to sing out against her own impending decommission. 

Ms Blue

In the spirit of self-preservation, free speech, and creative fun, Ms.Blue will be singing for her salvation —watch for her on downtown streets during lunch hour.

She’ll also be performing her “Bridge That’s in Troubled Water” song at the following:

• Friday, November 12, 7:00 pm: The opening reception of the PAINT THAT BRIDGE! An art show celebrating Victoria’s Blue Bridge, Studio 16 & 1/2, in Fan Tan Alley.

• Wednesday, November 17, 7:00 pm: Focus Magazine’s HEARING OF THE PUBLIC IN THE MATTER OF THE JOHNSON STREET BRIDGE, Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave.

She also has a facebook profile that features more photos, video, and updates on her whereabouts—just type in “Johnson Street Bridge”—or email her at

Listen to "Bridge That's in Troubled Water"

Bridge That's in Troubled Water.mp35.25 MB