New Brunswick and Feds spending $94 million to replace Anderson Bridge
March 6, 2017
The new bridge crossing the Miramichi River will feature a wider cross-section and be able to accommodate the region’s traffic needs.
A news release from the government of New Brunswick announces that the provincial and federal governments will invest $94 million to build a new permanent bridge to replace Anderson Bridge in Miramichi.
Anderson Bridge is on Route 8, a key link between northeastern New Brunswick and Fredericton, providing connections to the Trans-Canada Highway and communities in the rest of Canada and the U.S.
The new span will feature a wider cross-section and be able to accommodate the region’s traffic needs while ensuring a link across the Northwest Miramichi River is maintained.
“Anderson Bridge is a crucial link for the people and businesses in the Miramichi region and northern New Brunswick,” said transportation and infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser, who is also minister responsible for Northern and Miramichi Funds. “We know residents want infrastructure that is dependable, meets their needs, and supports our economic activity. With our federal partners, we have moved quickly to address the need for a new bridge at this location. Together we are working to get things done for our region and our province.”
The provincial government is committing $53.6 million to the project. The federal government will provide $40.8 million.