One lane of the Dewdney Slough Bridge is now open to alternating traffic.

One lane of the Dewdney Slough Bridge is now open to alternating traffic.

Dewdney Bridge open to single lane traffic

The Dewdney Slough Bridge reopened Monday morning, but only to single lane, alternating traffic.

  • Sep. 21, 2015 8:00 a.m.

The Dewdney Slough Bridge reopened Monday morning, but only to single lane, alternating traffic.

There is a 17,000 kilogram load restriction on the bridge and a 30 km/h speed zone across the bridge.

Drivers can expect some  minor delays.

The bridge was closed on Thursday morning after a steel cap supporting the bridge deck was damaged resulting in the deck settling on the support beam.

According to a provincial government press release, the bridge will be jacked up and the damaged cap replaced. Crews will also do any other repairs if they are needed.

If repairs go as planned, the ministry is hopeful that the bridge can be reopened within the next few days.

There is no risk of the bridge collapsing.

The bridge remains stable and is open to pedestrian and cyclist  traffic under supervision from traffic control personnel on site.

Emergency vehicles will be allowed to cross if needed.

The bridge is located eight kilometres east of Mission on Highway 7.

 

Quick Facts:

  • The Dewdney Slough Bridge was opened in 1958 and is scheduled to be replaced by 2019.
  • An average of 16,850 vehicles use the bridge daily.

 

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