Work to begin to replace bridge (09/08/21)

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Aug. 21, 2009

JACQUET RIVER (CNB) - Work will begin Monday to replace the Louison River #2 bridge between Bathurst and Campbellton. The site is on Doyleville Road, 1.7 km west of the intersection with Archibald Road. Detour signs will be posted.

"This project is anticipated to take upward of seven weeks to complete," said Transportation Minister Denis Landry. "My department will be removing the existing 35-year-old wooden deck and steel stringer bridge. We will be installing, in its place, a galvanized-steel arch structure that will sit on concrete footings. Work will also include the installation of head walls and guardrails."

The cost of the project is about $240,000, funded by the Department of Transportation.

"We assess the condition of our 2,900 bridges on an ongoing basis to see how they may continue to serve people and communities," said Landry. "When our structures require maintenance or approach the end of their service life, my department plans for necessary upgrades and makes strategic investments to modernize our key infrastructure."


MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation, 506-453-5634.