Bridge repairs done in time for winter

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The bridge has a carrying capacity of 10 tonne, but Maralyn Ralph is looking forward to it returning to its original capacity of 20 tonne. FILE PHOTO

FORT LAWRENCE – Repairs have been done to the bridge on the South end of the Fort Lawrence Road passing over the CN railroad tracks, allowing heavier traffic to come cross.

The bridge was carrying a weight restriction of four tonnes but, “They put two beams in and some reinforcements to bring it back up to 10 tonnes,” south-side of the bridge homeowner, Maralyn Ralph, said.

After the reinforcements were complete, CN told Ralph that they would return in the spring to bring the bridge up to 20 tonne.

Despite the delay the two homeowners on the South Side of the Bridge will be able to make it through the winter with a 10 tonne capacity.

“It still doesn’t allow the plows to come down with a load of salt because they’re over 10 tonne,” Ralph said. “But the oil trucks will come down with a half tank. They’ll come when they’re almost empty, and then they’ll come fill us up. At four ton they wouldn’t come at all.”

 

 

Geographic location: Fort Lawrence Road

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