On January 10, 2016 at approximately 3:15 PM police received a report that the Nipigon River Bridge on Highway 11-17 had lifted, blocking traffic.
Police arrived on scene and noted the west side of the bridge had lifted approximately 60 centimetres. No injuries or vehicle damage occurred as a result of this incident. The bridge is currently closed to vehicle traffic.
The Ministry of Transportation and BOT Construction remain on scene conducting repairs to the bridge. At this time there is no local alternate traffic route available. The bridge remains open to pedestrian traffic.
The public is asked not to call OPP Communication Centre for road closure information but to listen to local media for updates or call 511 for road closure information. Further information will be released as it becomes available.