Bridge linking Port Renfrew, B.C. and Victoria, B.C. to be replaced by October
April 28, 2012 by Andrew Snook
The Province of British Columbia will be replacing the Sombrio No. 1 Bridge, an important link between Victoria, B.C. and Port Renfrew, B.C.
The $12.6-million project will involve replacing the 55-year-old, single-lane structure for a two-lane concrete and steel bridge with 1.5 metres of paved shoulders, as well as the paving and realigning of the bridge approaches and the resurfacing of a 5.4-kilometre section of Highway 14 east from Sombrio ending near Lines Creek.
“Sombrio Bridge is integral to connecting Port Renfrew with Victoria, said Ida Chong, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head in B.C. “It is a high-use thoroughfare, and replacing the original aging structure with a two-lane steel bridge will provide local jobs, alleviate heavy traffic and increase safety for families travelling the corridor.”
The project is being carried out by Windley Contracting of Nanaimo, B.C. with an expected completion date of October 2012.