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New Brunswick investing in bridge infrastructure

The province is committing $670 million in bridge restoration and construction around the province over the next five years.


The provincial government of New Brunswick has announced it is investing $670 million in bridge restoration and construction around the province over the next five years.

As part of its long-term capital planning, the government has committed the funding between now and 2021-22 for the construction, replacement and restoration of bridges.

The funding outlined includes:

  • $181.6 million 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.
  • $107.3 million 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.
  • $226.5 million for federal-provincial bridge projects, including the Centennial Bridge in Miramichi and the Petitcodiac Bridge.
  • $90.5 million for bridges that are part of federal-provincial highway renewal projects, such as Route 11 from Shediac River to Cocagne River and the Tait Brook on the Fundy Trail.
  • $29.6 million for pre-engineering work on bridge projects, including Anderson Bridge on Route 8 and Coles Island structures.
  • $34.3 million for large culverts.