Burrard Bridge finally resumes full operations today with two southbound lanes (the new St. Paul's)

After what seems like an interminably long wait, one of Vancouver's major entry points into the downtown is fully functional today.

Mayor Gregor Robertson, engineering head honcho Jerry Dobrovolny, and heritage consultant Donald Luxton will talk to the media at the northeast end of the Burrard Bridge at 2:30 p.m. today about the “reopening” of the 85-year-old structure.

Province Health Care is developing a new hospital at False Creek Flats and downgrading St. Paul's Hospital. This will mean fewer sirens and fewer sick people in this part of town, and more appealing prospects for developers.

Charlie Smith reports

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