Weight re­stric­tions placed on Wayne bridge

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Kyle Smylie

Weight re­stric­tions have been im­posed on a bridge lead­ing to Wayne as the con­di­tion of the bridge has “de­te­ri­o­rated sub­stan­tially over the last two years.”

Bridge 11 will have weight lim­its of three tonnes, a sig­nif­i­cant down­grade from the 16 to 24 tonnes the other bridges can han­dle.

Sig­nage will be placed on the bridge and the school bus oper­a­tors who use that route will be in­formed to change their route, town CAO Dar­ryl Dro­homer­ski said in a press re­lease.

“Bridges 9, 10 and 11 have been in­spected this week as part of reg­u­lar main­te­nance and specif­i­cally, af­ter the Wayne flood ear­lier this year,” said Ju­lia Field­ing, com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fi­cer of the Town of Drumheller. “The in­spec­tion in­di­cated the bridge has de­te­ri­o­rated sub­stan­tially over the last two years.”

Bridge 11 is on the cap­i­tal bud­get list for re­place­ment, pend­ing grant fund­ing. The town has ap­plied for a STIP (Strate­gic Trans­porta­tion In­fra­struc­ture Pro­gram) grant to re­pair the bridge the last two years and will do so again this year. The town will also be ap­ply­ing for Dis­as­ter Re­cov­ery Pro­gram fund­ing for this pro­ject.

Bridges 9, 10 and 11 have been in­spected this week as part of reg­u­lar main­te­nance and specif­i­cally, af­ter the Wayne flood ear­lier this year.” Ju­lia Field­ing Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer

mailphoto by Kyle Smylie

Bridges 9, 10, and 11 in Wayne were in­spected.

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