CAPE BRETON, N.S. — After nearly three years and $15 million dollars, one of the largest bridge repair projects in Nova Scotia is entering its final phase.
The tender to complete work on the Seal Island Bridge is about to be awarded. This summer, workers from AllSteel Coatings Ltd. of Port Hawkesbury will replace the deck on the centre spans of the Seal Island Bridge, on Cape Breton Island’s Trans-Canada Highway 105.
The work also includes strengthening the steel truss under the bridge deck, and improvements to the structure’s navigational lights.
“It’s really an amazing engineering story, and it’s been done entirely with Nova Scotian companies,” says Michael Baker, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “It demonstrates the skills of the workers in our province, and the government’s commitment to our roads and bridges. This work should extend the life of the bridge for another 50 years.”
This year’s work will cost $6 million, part of the total project costs of $15 million. Work is expected to begin in April, and continue until mid-October.
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