Parsnip River Bridge Replacement Set to Begin

By Catherine Hansen
December 5, 2017 - 1:01pm Updated: December 6, 2017 - 10:13am

Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2018 to replace the Parsnip River bridge on Highway 97, south of the Mackenzie junction. The existing bridge built in 1953 has outlived its lifespan and will be replaced by a wider, open-top structure with increased weight capacity. About two kilometres of the highway will be realigned to improve safety and provide better sight lines for drivers.  The bridge replacement itself will cost 18.5 million with the total project coming in at over 31 million dollars.  The work is set to finish in late 2019 and according to the Province it will "improve access between the Peace River region and the rest of BC."

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