Gull Island Bridge due for upgrades
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.”