The five-lane bridge option. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure image

Update: Archaeological work delays Bruhn Bridge replacement decision

The ministry had planned to make their decision this spring, but now say more time is needed.

Update 12:50 p.m. June 1:

According to a statement from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, archaeological work must be completed before a decision on how to replace the Bruhn Bridge can be made. Geotechnical drilling east and west of the bridge was completed last fall, while the archaeological investigation is ongoing.

“This work will provide additional technical information that will help inform our decision on which replacement option is chosen,” the statement reads.

Orignal Story:

Work in preparation for the replacement of the Bruhn Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway in Sicamous will delay the decision on which proposed replacement option will go forward.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on Thursday, May 31, the ministry had planned to make their decision this spring, but more time is needed to complete the necessary fieldwork.

Fieldwork near the bridge began again in early May after a winter shutdown. The initial work began last fall.

According to the ministry, the ongoing work is an important consideration in making the decision between a five-lane bridge or a four-lane replacement bridge, along with a new bridge over the Sicamous channel at Main Street.

“The ministry appreciates peoples’ patience, as it continues this necessary work,” the statement reads.

The ministry provided no estimate on when the fieldwork will be completed and a decision on which option will be finalized.


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