New bridge can accommodate truck traffic

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EDSON, Alta. — The opening of a new bridge on Hwy. 734 over the Brazeau River will improve truck access to local industries.

Formerly, the bridge there was a single-lane truss-style bridge that had weight and width restrictions. The new bridge, however, is a two-lane open deck bridge with no load and width restrictions.

The $3-million bridge was funded jointly by Alberta Transportation and local industry, with contributions from Suncor Energy, Husky Oil, Petro Canada, Murphy Oil and Talisman Energy.

"This cost sharing partnership with local industries is a win/win solution that meets industry needs while enhancing the highway network," says Alberta’s Transportation Minister, Ed Stelmach.

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