Miramichi bridge repairs delayed

MIRAMICHI, N.B. — Repairs to the Centennial Bridge will cost more than the province expected causing them to hold off until at least next year.

The bids came in at more than the province can afford to repair the Centennial Bridge crossing the Miramichi River. Tenders closed on the job to repair the concrete curb and deck, replace one expansion joint and resurface with asphalt on Monday.

The lowest bid for the bridge job came in at $606,500, which was more than 50 per cent above the Department of Transportation’s estimate of $391,500.

Repairs were supposed to take place this month, closing the bridge for two to four weeks.

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