The rehab of the Black Bear bridge at the end of Rotary Drive has been delayed says Mayor Ron McRae.
Work on the bridge stopped last week and McRae says it is somewhat behind schedule. He says there is additional concrete work to be done and the contractor’s concrete specialist was on another job site.
“The contractor has also had to deal with a death at one of their other job sites,” McRae said.
However, the contractor was expected back on the job site this week to do the additional concrete work on the abutments. Girders were also scheduled to arrive this week.
This still leaves the re-opening of the bridge several weeks away as once the concrete decking is poured, it needs to set for seven days. McRae says the bridge is now scheduled to re-open in mid-September.