Roads & Bridges
Construction wraps up on $10.2M B.C. bridge replacement
October 12, 2021 By Rock to Road Staff
The replacement of Good Bridge in B.C.’s North Peace region is now completed, says the province.
Fort St. John–based contractor S. Young Enterprises Ltd. completed the construction of the $10.2-million project with 14 local employees.
The new two-lane bridge, just west of the community of Goodlow, is approximately 500 metres north of the previous crossing over Alces River, a tributary of the Peace River.
It is a clear-span structure without supports in the river. The province says this minimizes environmental impacts, especially on wildlife and their habitats. The increased load capacity supports greater access for commercial and industrial traffic along Cecil Lake Road and the wider shoulders provide a safer active-transportation route for cyclists and pedestrians.
Cecil Lake Road is important to the North Peace side-road network, running more than 60 kilometres between Rose Prairie Road and the B.C.-Alberta border. Cecil Lake Road connects rural communities to Highway 97 and is typically used by more than 1,500 vehicles per day in the summer.
The 42-metre crossing has a projected lifespan of 75 years.
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