The fire burning on the Marpole rail bridge is now out.
However CP Rail spokesperson Ed Greenberg says the rail company’s engineers are waiting for the all clear from fire crews before they can examine the span.
“Once our engineering experts are able to get a closer look at the structure they will do a full inspection to determine the extent of damage and then we can move forward on looking at repair work and then once the repairs have been completed the bridge will undergo an inspection before being brought back into service.”
Greenberg says the rail bridge is hardly used with maybe one train per week.
He says there was not a train in the area during the fire.
The cause of the blaze is not yet known but Vancouver Fire and Rescue crews are calling it “suspicious.”
It sprung up around five in the afternoon and briefly caused the complete closure of the nearby Oak St. bridge.