Around-the-clock work reopens Dewdney Bridge

Submitted –

For Immediate Release
Sept. 23, 2015

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Around-the-clock work reopens Dewdney Bridge

VICTORIA – Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone has issued the following statement on the full reopening of the Dewdney Slough Bridge:

“I am pleased so say that the Dewdney Slough Bridge is now completely open to traffic. This vital link north of the Fraser River is back in service, connecting communities around Mission and Agassiz.

“The successful completion of this complex work to repair the bridge is thanks to the extraordinary efforts of ministry and contracted staff who have worked tirelessly since last Thursday to get the bridge open. Around the clock and through the weekend, crews worked on scaffolding, jacked up bridge sections and managed traffic flow, all with the kind of dedication and skill that is a shining example of service to local residents and all British Columbians.

“Judging by the support they received during these past several days, their work seems to have been appreciated. During the long days and into the night, staff reported they were met with many smiles, encouraging words and kind gestures including the delivery of coffee and snacks from local residents.

“Again, I want to thank motorists and residents for their patience and understanding as this necessary work was completed.”

For a visual history of this bridge repair job, the progress was documented in this Flickr album:

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