Friday, May 29, 2020

New Bridges highlight provincial infrastructure work on Haida Gwaii

Two bridges (top) will be replaced this summer with new structures
similar to those constructed last year (bottom) on Haida Gwaii
(Photo from BC Gov't website)

The Province of British Columbia will be spending 5.4 million dollars on a pair of bridge projects that will make for more efficient and safe travel on Haida Gwaii.

Announced this morning, the new Gold Creek Bridge will be a two-lane, 21-metre-long bridge, eight kilometres southeast of Port Clements. 

The new Geikie Creek Bridge No. 1 will be a two-lane, 21-metre-long bridge, 3.5 kilometres northwest of the village of Tlell. 

Both bridges will be constructed of concrete and steel, replacing timber bridges that were at the end of their serviceable life.

The contract was awarded to Formula Contractors of Prince George, with work to get underway in coming weeks with an eye towards the completion deadline of this fall.

The Geikie Creek Bridge will make for the latest infrastructure project along the route, following the construction of two other bridges in the area.

They were built last year as part of the replacement of aging infrastructure program on the Islands.

You can learn more about the two Haida Gwaii bridge projects here.

More notes on other current infrastructure projects in northern BC can be viewed here.

More items of interest on Transportation on the Highway 16 corridor can be reviewed here.

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