The government of Prince Edward Island has announced that a new bridge will be built in North Lake Harbour to improve clearance for boat traffic and provide better access to facilities in the area.
The province is investing $2.5 million to replace the existing bridge with a taller, more modern structure.
“As the gateway to the tuna capital of the world the North Lake Bridge plays an important role in the Eastern Kings region,” said transportation, infrastructure and energy minister Paula Biggar in a media release.
“A new bridge will make a tremendous difference not only in the harbour, but in the community of Eastern Kings.” said harbour manager at North Lake Harbour Authority Sheila Eastman.
The existing bridge was built in 1969. Construction on the new bridge will begin this year.