New bridge for Browns­dale

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

The provin­cial gov­ern­ment an­nounced last week it will seek bids from com­pa­nies for the re­place­ment of the a bridge in Trin­ity South that was dam­aged dur­ing Hur­ri­cane Igor in Septem­ber 2010.

A ten­der has been called for the con­struc­tion of a steel, sin­gle-lane panel bridge on Church Road in the com­mu­nity of Browns­dale.

Also in­cluded in this ten­der is the re­pair of a cul­vert struc­ture in New Mel­bourne, Route 80.

“ This com­mu­nity has used an al­ter­nate route since this bridge was closed after Hur­ri­cane Igor,” said Trin­ity-Bay de Verde MHA Char­lene John­son. “Lo­cal res­i­dents have been pa­tient, and I am pleased that this re­pair will be made, re-es­tab­lish­ing this val­ued com­mu­nity link.”

The province also an­nounced it will re­place a two-lane, sin­gle-span bridge at Plate Cove West on Route 235.

“Hur­ri­cane Igor struck at the end of last year’s con­struc­tion sea­son, leav­ing only time to ef­fect tem­po­rary re­pairs,” said Trans­porta­tion and Works Min­is­ter Tom Hed­der­son.

“Since that time, we have been car­ry­ing out the mon­u­men­tal task of as­sess­ing dam­ages and com­plet­ing de­sign work to make per­ma­nent re­pairs to un­prece­dented lev­els of dam­age to our road in­fra­struc­ture. Be­cause of the work in­volved, it has taken time to reach this point, but I am pleased we are now able to call ten­ders for these per­ma­nent re­pairs.”

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