Snow delays completion of Telford Bridge: Douglas Trail/Highline Road remains closed until March 15

Mar 09, 2017
Affected Communities: 
District of Lillooet, Electoral Area B
Status Updates: 
March 15 - Work on the Telford Bridge is complete and the Highline Road / Douglas Trail is now re-open. A grader is working on the road south of the bridge. Please drive with caution as there are several slippery sections along the route.
March 14 - The end post concrete pour went smoothly yesterday, and barring any unforeseen challenges, the bridge work will be completed by late afternoon tomorrow (Wednesday, March 15).

 

 

Recent snowfall has delayed the anticipated completion of the Telford Bridge replacement project.

The concrete truck was not able to make it to the structure to pour the end posts for the bridge. The Ministry of Transportation has advised that, before the bridge is safe to open to the travelling public, the end posts need to be poured and cured for a minimum of two days and barricades need to be attached. 

The crew is hoping that the truck will be able to make it to the site in the next few days, if the weather relents.

A tentative opening date for the Bridge, and road, is Wednesday, March 15th in the late afternoon.  

The Ministry of Transportation will update us of the situation on Monday, March 13, to confirm this opening date, or advise of any other updates.  

Last week, as shown in the photos below, the contractors completed concrete finishing on the north and south abutments, backfill and compaction on both north and south approaches, and the installation of deck stringers and bridge deck timbers. 

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