The Hagwilget Bridge near New Hazelton, B.C. is the recipient of a multi-million dollar rehabilitation contract.
The contract for the rehabilitation of the single-lane, steel suspension bridge was awarded to Forbes Industrial Contractors Ltd., based out of Prince George, B.C.
Originally opened in 1932, the bridge is currently used by commercial vehicles, residents and tourists for crossing over Bulkley River Canyon, to gain access to the Kispiox Valley in northeastern B.C.
The project’s expected completion date is mid-December 2012.
“Hagwilget Bridge is a key transportation route in this region, not only for commercial traffic, but for families as well as tourists visiting this spectacular part of British Columbia,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom. “The bridge’s heritage value is also an important part of B.C. history and upgrading the structural components will ensure it remains safe and efficient for many years to come.”
Source: B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.