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POUCE COUPE, B.C. – The Pouce Coupe River Bridge located on Highway 49 will be closed beginning Saturday, December 5th, for rehabilitation work.
In November 2019, a tanker truck caught fire, causing serious damage to the two-lane, 60-metre bridge. The tanker was carrying crude oil and lost control, crashed, and caught fire, which resulted in the bridge closure and spill response.
In August 2020, it was announced that work would begin to repair and improve the Bridge, which sees around 2,800 vehicles a day during the summer months. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is looking to complete the bridge by the end of the year.
At 8 pm Saturday, December 5th, the bridge will be closed until midnight, in 120-minute intervals. If necessary, the 120-minute closures could continue onto Sunday, December 6th.
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