May 26, 2018 @ 00:35 At 10:48 p.m. 511ONNorthwestern tweeted “cleared: #Nipigon #Hwy11/17 at the Nipigon Bridge, WB lane opened.” May 25, 2018 @ 22:17 May 25, 2018 @ 20:43 Schreiber Fire is saying “the NE corner (westbound lane) has lifted. Flaggers in place now. Traffic will be alternated in the eastbound lane. One lane traffic for now. ...Read More »
Tag Archives: Nipigon Bridge – Who Pays
It is an election year, both municipal and provincial in Ontario. Promises will be made to make things better… One of the promises surely to be made is to increase funding the repair of/or rebuild aging infrastructure. The Nipigon River Bridge is being replaced, however, it failed after only 42 days. One side had been opened, while the old bridge ...Read More »
Oct 11, 2017 @ 08:08 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Infrastructure & Communities – Amarjeet Sohi Minister of Transport – Marc Garneau Good Morning Gentlemen, I have received the following Open Letter for publication. These two well-respected engineers have some valid concerns about the skyrocketing costs of ‘Signature’ or Cable-Stayed Bridges. (emailed link to letter) As a tax payer, ...Read More »
The Nipigon River Bridge failure… Who accepts responsibility for poor design, installation & who pays?
Oct 24, 2016 @ 08:49 The Nipigon River Bridge failed dramatically – the western side rose 60 centimeters midafternoon on January 10, 2016, and was closed immediately by Nipigon Ontario Provincial Police. An estimated 200 metric tons (200 long tons; 220 short tons) of concrete jersey barriers were placed on the deck to hold it down, and the bridge reopened to one-lane, ...Read More »