Nov 16, 2009
CAMPBELLTON (CNB) - The new Walker Brook Bridge in Campbellton was officially opened today.
The opening was attended by Transportation Minister Denis Landry; Roy Boudreau, speaker of the legislative assembly; and Restigouche-la-Vallée MLA Burt Paulin.
"Investing in key infrastructure such as the Walker Brook Bridge replacement project provides a new and safe link that supports people in the Campbellton region for years to come," said Landry. "This government has delivered on another commitment as part of our co-ordinated approach to upgrade and modernize our 2,900 bridges in this province."
The structure, a single-span concrete bridge that is 182 m long, represents an investment of $2.6 million. The Department of Transportation tendered a contract in June to Falls Construction Ltd. of Grand Falls.
The bridge replaces a culvert system scheduled for replacement as announced in the capital budget last December. This past April, three pipes that held the roadway washed out during heavy rains.
"We are pleased to have this important link on Village Avenue, between the medical clinic and the Collège Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, re-opened to traffic," said Boudreau. "This is a key route handling traffic from Route 11 into Campbellton. I express my appreciation to the Department of Transportation for its efforts along with the municipality and area motorists for their patience and understanding during the past number of months."
MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation, 506-453-5634.