Another timber frame bridge for Kimberley

Fourth bridge will be added where metal pedestrian bridge currently spans creek

Another wooden bridge will replace the orange metal bridge over the flume. Above is the St. Mary Avenue bridge with its landscaping complete.

Another wooden bridge will replace the orange metal bridge over the flume. Above is the St. Mary Avenue bridge with its landscaping complete.

Local company Tyee Log Homes will build and install a fourth timber frame bridge over Mark Creek this year.

The City has received CBT funding of $112,000 for enhancements to the Mark Creek Restoration Project. $67,000 of those funds will go to the construction and installation of the bridge.

City CAO Scott Sommerville says the bridge will replace the current orange metal pedestrian bridge over the creek.

“The idea is to provide a more obvious entrance to the Peaks to Platzl trail,” he said.

Tyee constructed the other three bridges, already installed at Marysville, behind the curling rink and in the first phase of the flume rehab on St. Mary’s Avenue. Tyee has held the price to the same as the previous bridges.

There will also be interpretive signage in two timber frame kiosks that will explain the history of the creek in the community, its containment in a concrete flume and treatment under a mining-centric town, and its rehabilitation as a habitat for Westslope Cutthroat Trout.

The City will work together with Wildsight on the vegetation and education components.