Province Announces $670 Million For Bridge Restoration And Construction

Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2018 09:20 AM

The provincial government is earmarking $670 million for bridge restoration and construction over the next five years.

Among the projects is $107.3 million for restoration of the Reversing Falls Bridge in Saint John, the famed Hartland Covered Bridge and the Nashwaak Bridge No. 2 in Fredericton.

Bridge replacements will cost $181.6 million — among those is the Kennebacasis River Bridge No. 6.

There will also be $34.3 million spent on larger culverts.

The government estimates this will contribute $500 million in GDP between now and 2022 and support 1,600 jobs annually.