B.C. border bridge closing for construction

NELSON, B.C. — A border bridge in B.C. will be shutting down for three months while undergoing major rehabilitation.

The Waneta Bridge on Highway 22A, southeast of Trail, B.C. near the Canada/U.S. border, will be closed to all traffic from March 31 to June 30 while the bridge undergoes construction.

The $1.6-million project will include replacing the deteriorated bridge deck and railing system, replacing steel supports and upgrading and coating the floor beams. The work will restore the structural capacity of the bridge and assure the long-term viability of the structure to allow the safe movement of people and goods across the Canada/U.S. border.

Motorists who normally use the Waneta Bridge to cross into the States are advised to use the Highway 22 crossing at Paterson during the closure.

Originally built in 1893 as a railway bridge, the Waneta Bridge is the oldest operational highway bridge in B.C.

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