A few years ago in the Trail Times (Feb. 24, 2011) were comments from David Perehudoff (city’s chief administrative officer) on the bridge.
“It doesn’t look too favourable. There is a specific structural issue and while full failure is not imminent, the engineer doesn’t want to take the risk.”
Since that time there have been several repairs to the sewer line attached to the bridge and centre pier has been rejuvenated.
Men and vehicles and equipment have been on the bridge. The bridge has proved itself strong and durable.
Save about $8 million and open the bridge to vehicles and people.