New Brunswick bridge closed to truck traffic

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SAINT-LOUIS DE KENT, N.B. — The Saint-Louis de Kent Bridge has been closed to truck traffic, with a new maximum gross weight of five tonnes, the province of New Brunswick has announced.

Previously, the bridge accepted vehicles weighing up to 12 tonnes. Now, only cars and pick-up trucks can cross the bridge.

“We have been doing regular inspections and monitoring of the bridge, and the most recent reports indicate that we need to reduce the tonnage to maintain the bridge safely until a new one is built,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams. “I will not take any risks with the safety of the travelling public.”

Trucks will now have to take up to a 12-kilometre detour to avoid the bridge. The bridge, which spans the Kouchibouguac River, is slated for replacement.

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