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News » Canada » New Brunswick allocates CA$670m for bridge projects » published 12 Jan 2018

New Brunswick allocates CA$670m for bridge projects

The government of New Brunswick has set out plans to invest CA$670m in bridge restoration, replacement and construction over the next five years.

Hartland Covered Bridge will be restored Above: Hartland Covered Bridge will be restored

"Through our multi-year economic growth plan, we are investing in infrastructure to create jobs and stimulate the economy,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “Timely investments also help protect and maintain our assets, saving money in the long term by reducing the need for costly emergency repairs.”

The funding includes CA$181.6m for bridge replacements, including the Tetagouche River No 2 Bridge in Bathurst, the Magaguadavic River No 1 Bridge, the Kennebecasis River No 6 Bridge and the Ryan Brook Bridge on Route 107.

There will also be CA$107.3m for the restoration of bridges, such as the Reversing Falls Bridge in Saint John, the Hartland Covered Bridge, and the Nashwaak No 2 Bridge in Fredericton.

Other allocations include CA$226.5m for federal-provincial bridge projects, including the Centennial Bridge in Miramichi and the Petitcodiac Bridge.

Funding is also being provided for bridges that are part of federal-provincial highway renewal projects, large culverts and pre-engineering work on bridge projects - including Anderson Bridge on Route 8 and Coles Island structures.

The government estimates that this investment will contribute about CA$500m in GDP between now and 2021-22 and will support about 1,600 jobs each year.

 

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This article was published on 12 Jan 2018 (last updated on 16 Jan 2018).

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