Multi-use trail bridge opens near Digby

Tri-County Vanguard - - OBITUARIES - DIG­BY­COURIER.CA

Nova Sco­tians can now safely con­nect to trails in the Digby area with the com­ple­tion of a new, multi-use trail bridge.

The multi-use bridge is part of the Rails to Trails net­work that pro­vides out­door en­thu­si­asts a safe con­nec­tion over High­way 101 to the trails.

“Multi-trail users in­clud­ing cy­clists, walk­ers, and ATV riders are now able to travel over High­way 101,” said Gor­don Wil­son, MLA for Clare-Digby, on be­half of Lloyd Hines, Min­is­ter of Trans­porta­tion and In­fra­struc­ture Re­newal, dur­ing the Sept. 29 of­fi­cial open­ing cer­e­mony. “This will en­cour­age more peo­ple to walk, cy­cle and ex­plore our beau­ti­ful trails.”

Wil­son, Digby War­den Jimmy MacAlpine and West Nova MP Colin Fraser cut an alder “rib­bon” to de­clare the bridge open

The 105-me­tre bridge crosses over High­way 101 near Exit 26 and the new sec­tion of High­way 101, which is un­der con­struc­tion and is ex­pected to be com­pleted later this year.

The project cost was $2.01 mil­lion.

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Cars trav­el­ing along High­way 101 high­way near Digby go un­der the new multi-use bridge.

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Clare-Digby MLA Gor­don Wil­son speaks at the Sept. 29 of­fi­cial open­ing of the multi-use bridge in Digby.

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David Cvet (front) on NYA and Jur­gin Gric­goschewski cross the new multi-use bridge over High­way 101 by horse on the morn­ing of Sept. 29.

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