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SUDDEN BRIDGE CLOSURE: Cranton Bridge in Margaree Centre

Image: Cranton Bridge in Margaree Centre. Submitted by DTIR.

SUDDEN BRIDGE CLOSURE, Nov. 30, 2018: Cranton Bridge in Margaree Centre

Message from Marla MacInnis, Media Relations Advisor, Province of Nova Scotia

Cranton Bridge in Margaree Centre will be closed due to safety concerns beginning tonight (Nov. 30, 2018). The bridge had been identified for replacement in 2019 and has been monitored closely leading up to the start of this work. A recent inspection found that the bridge’s condition was deteriorating and was at risk of further damage through the winter storm season.

The bridge is currently a timber bridge but will be replaced in the new year with a single span steel trust bridge. A tender will be issued in the spring, and we hope to have environmental permits related to the river in place to begin construction in June 2019.

In the meantime, motorists are encouraged to use the new bridge, further up the river, via East Big Intervale Road, Crowdis Cross Road and West Big Intervale Road. We apologize for the inconvenience of this closure to road users and look forward to having the new bridge in place for the community.

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Martha Ross Follow Me
This bridge has being deteriorating for many,many years. Its well beyond deteriorating, its ready to fall in to the river. I have photos I took quite a few years ago of this very bridge while visiting the Margaree. Its a miracle that there hasn't been loss of life while crossing over the bridge......it is now an accident waiting to happen if the bridge is re-opened for crossing. I am only hoping that the government of Nova Scotia can get in there as early as possible and remove the old bridge, and replace right away the new bridge. What I know of that community, is that they are depending on having a new structure in place soon as possible, because of emergencies (ie) ambulance, fire department,etc.

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