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UPDATE AUGUST 22, 2017: International Timber Frames Inc. and sub-contractor Jackson Contracting & Excavating are busy this week working to get the jacking pads built that will enable the lifting of the bridge to make repairs in late September.

During this phase of construction, expected to be complete by August 31, 2017, the contractors are making an effort to ensure the Pedestrian Bridge is open to the public.

Until Thursday, August 24th, work is being done on the south side of the bridge. Most of this work will affect and close the 500 m of pedestrian trail that is downstream of the bridge. There will be a flag person on site that will advise the public of any temporary short closures due to relocation of machinery. The same scenario will happen on the north side of the bridge after the south side is complete. The trails will reopen at the end of each working day.

 

Phase 1 work involves the construction of in-stream jacking pads to be used for eventual lifting and support of the structure during repairs. This will require temporary stockpiling of blast-rock downstream of the bridge on both sides of the river for eventual placement into the river under the bridge.

Phase 1 work (construction of jacking pads) will be complete by August 31st. Phase 2 work (bridge structural repairs) will begin near the end of September.

The Town apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

To learn more about this project, please see our news release - originally published on April 3 by clicking HERE.