Gull Is­land Bridge due for up­grades

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The Gull Is­land up­grade.

Lo­cated along Route 70 in Con­cep­tion Bay North, the bridge will re­ceive $598,680 for re­pairs from the Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion and Works with New­found­land and Labrador.

Chard’s Con­struc­tion in Bon­vista was awarded the ten­der to com­plete the work.

The Gull Is­land Bridge is one of six bridges in the prov­ince that will ben­e­fit from money for re­pairs.

“Bridge re­place­ments and re­pairs play a sig­nif­i­cant role in our over­all in­fra­struc­ture im­prove­ment strat­egy,” said Min­is­ter of Trans­porta­tion and Works Paul Davis. “With each pro­ject un­der­taken, we de­liver long-term ben­e­fits for lo­cal res­i­dents and we also pro­vide eco­nomic ben­e­fits for lo­cal com­pa­nies and lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.”

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Here is a run­down of the other bridges re­ceiv­ing money:

Re­place­ment of Main Point Bridge on Route 332 was awarded to Tri­dent Con­struc­tion Ltd. with a con­tract value of $1,039,717;

• Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of Sandy River Bridge on Route 370 was awarded to Mike Kelly and Sons Ltd. with a con­tract value of $497,630;

• Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of Par­sons Pond Bridge on Route 430 was awarded to Floyd’s Con­struc­tion Ltd. with a con­tract value of $488,700;

• Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of both North Har­bour River Bridge and Lit­tle Sal­monier River Bridge on Route 92 was awarded to CANAM Con­struc­tion Ltd. with a con­tract value of $401,434;

• Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of Hor­wood River Bridge on Route 331 and the Cur­tis Causeway Bridge (Dildo Run) on Route 340 was awarded to Ma­jor’s Log­ging Ltd. with a to­tal con­tract value of $478,050.

Also an­nounced was a ten­der for the re­place­ment of English Har­bour East Bridge on Route 211-13, and an­other for the re­place­ment of Tra­verse Brook Brdige on Route 320.

The English Har­bour East ten­der calls for a sin­gle lane 36 me­ter sin­gle span panel type bridge, while Tra­verse Brook is look­ing for a two-lane, 36 me­tre con­crete girder bridge.

“Con­struc­tion has al­ready started on the new lift bridge in Pla­cen­tia with a to­tal in­vest­ment this year of 20.6 mil­lion and a ten­der has been called for the con­struc­tion of new ap­proaches to the Sir Robert Bond Bridge,” said Davis. “The long list of im­prove­ments be­ing made by the provin­cial govern­ment will pro­vide a safer trans­porta­tion sys­tem through­out our prov­ince long into the fu­ture.”

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