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Good Bridge replacement completed for $10.2 million

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Good Bridge replacement is now complete and has a life span of 75 years. The ministr…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Good Bridge replacement is now complete and has a life span of 75 years.

The ministry of transportation says the new 42-metre, two-lane bridge along Cecil Lake Road provides reliable and safe travel for people working and living in the North Peace region.

“Good Bridge is a vital piece of infrastructure for the Peace, helping connect local people and goods within the region and to the rest of B.C.,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.

“In addition to supporting the province’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring safe and reliable movement through the Peace will support local communities and businesses for decades into the future.”

The ministry says that the bridge is a clear-span structure without support in the river, which minimizes environmental impacts, particularly on wildlife and their habitats.

“The increased load capacity supports greater access for commercial and industrial traffic, and the wider shoulders provide a safer active-transportation route for cyclists and pedestrians.”

Cecil Lake Road is used by around 1,500 vehicles per day in the summer, usually connecting rural residents to Highway 97.

The $1o million project was completed by S. Young Enterprises Ltd., out of Fort St. john. The local company was awarded a $4.5 million tender for the project.

Construction on the project began in fall 2020 and the project was completed in fall 2021.

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