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.