Traffic’s flowing across Miminegash Harbour Bridge

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MIMINEGASH -- Miminegash fishermen can once again access baitsheds beyond the old Black Bridge. 

The road to the end of the wharf closed last October so that the bridge, built in 1952, could be replaced.

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Robert Vessey, said Friday the old bridge was no longer safe to serve the community. It was replaced at a total cost of $700,000.

Vessey announced that the new Miminegash Harbour Bridge is now open to traffic. “Our construction contractor encountered many challenges due to the extreme winter weather, and we are thankful to them for finishing in time for spring,” he said.

Vessey said the provincial government, since 2008, has replaced, or completed major repairs on, 50 bridges across P.E.I., at a cost of more than $60 million since 2008. There are close to 1,400 bridges or highway structures in P.E.I., and seven are scheduled for replacement this year.

 

Geographic location: Miminegash Harbour Bridge

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