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News » Canada » Eiffage set to start construction of Parsnip River Bridge » published 8 Dec 2017

Eiffage set to start construction of Parsnip River Bridge

Eiffage Innovated Canada is set to start work early in the new year on the CA$18.5n replacement of Parsnip River Bridge in British Columbia.

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“Highway 97 North is used extensively as a corridor to transport people, supplies, services and finished products to job sites and to market,” said minister of transportation and infrastructure Claire Trevena. “The new Parsnip River Bridge will be able to accommodate larger commercial vehicles and will provide a safer, more comfortable crossing for residents of the surrounding communities.”

The existing steel truss bridge, built in 1953, will be replaced by a wider, open-top structure with no height restrictions and increased weight capacity. It will significantly improve access between the Peace River region and the rest of British Columbia.

In addition, approximately 2km of highway will be realigned to improve safety and provide better sight lines for drivers.

The project is jointly funded by the government of Canada and the province. The new bridge expected to be fully operational in the fall of 2019; removal of the old bridge will be completed by spring 2020.

 

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This article was published on 8 Dec 2017 (last updated on 8 Dec 2017).

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