Construction crews will replace the temporary bridge with a steel “superstructure,” according to a news release issued at 12:15 p.m. The new structure will include a new deck, along with the required approach and abutment work.
“The new bridge will provide reliability for travellers and a longer lifespan,” notes the release. “And it will allow the ministry to remove the current 10,000 kg-weight restriction for vehicles using the crossing.”
The one-lane crossing will be closed for approximately six weeks, tentatively starting Oct. 16.
Single-lane traffic in each direction will be maintained on the adjacent two-lane structure. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.
The Bailey bridge has been operational since the early 1980s, according to the ministry.