Now that Vancouver’s Georgia Viaduct is no longer moonlighting as a film set for the new Deadpool movie, the ‘post-mortem’ on what could have been a traffic nightmare is good.
“The alternate routes flowed quite well –Powell, Cordova and Hastings and Pender and Cambie Street.”
The city’s Director of Transportation, Jerry Dobrovolny, says the ten-day shoot also finished every day, as promised, by 3pm.
“And on the Friday, which was their last day of filming, they made a point of getting all their equipment off the viaduct by 3pm because that was a playoffs hockey game. We were really pleased with that. We knew that that was one of the risks and one of the vulnerabilities would be people watching to say, ‘It’s 3:05 today!’ “
The estimated economic benefit of the film starring White Rock native Ryan Reynolds is nearly 38-million dollars… along with providing 11-hundred jobs.