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Flood fix on Highway 547 bridge going ahead


April 4, 2014
By Government of Alberta

bowbridgeApril 3, 2014, Edmonton, Alta. – Crews will complete flood
repair work on the Highway 547 bridge restoring vital community access by June
of this year.

bowbridgeApril 3, 2014, Edmonton, Alta. – Crews will complete flood
repair work on the Highway 547 bridge restoring vital community access by June
of this year.

 

The Bow River bridge on Highway 547 east of Calgary was hit
hard by last June’s flooding.  Alberta
Transportation did extensive work last year to stabilize the structure and
construct a berm to prepare the site for the final flood repairs that will
reopen this important community connection.

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The flooding washed away approximately 60 metres of highway
on the bridge’s north approach, severing a critical link for the Siksika
Nation, surrounding communities and businesses on either side of the river.

 

Crews are extending the length of the bridge on the north
end to better accommodate any future flood waters and reduce the risk of damage
to the highway.

 

The $2.1 million bridge repair contract will maintain the
continued use of the bridge for 10 years and will wrap up by late June, weather
permitting.