New Brunswick-based engineering company Timber Restoration Services has been contracted to conduct detailed inspections of five covered bridges in the southern part of the province.
The current bridge, constructed in 1959, links the island of Lamèque to the mainland. Construction on the new bridge will begin in 2022.
Preliminary design work is underway for the replacement of the Coles Island north and south bridges. An engineering survey has been completed and geotechnical data has been collected.
The province is committing $670 million in bridge restoration and construction around the province over the next five years.
To be built in Saint John, the goal is to break ground in the spring of 2018.
The structural integrity of the bridge was compromised and it was not feasible to conduct work needed to bring it back to service.
Funding will be used to restore and repair the toe of the dam to ensure its future stability.
Inversa Systems’ portable CT scanning for infrastructure technology allows for a more efficient inspection and assessment of culverts that are buried deep.
Work on the highway will alleviate congestion expected to result from the temporary closure of the Centennial Bridge in 2019.
A new two-lane, three-span, concrete bridge will replace existing bridge that was built in 1915.
The new bridge crossing the Miramichi River will feature a wider cross-section and be able to accommodate the region’s traffic needs.
This year, $2.5 million will be invested to begin the work on the conceptual design and construction documentation planning for the renovations and upgrades to the surgical unit, oncology and ICU.