Garrington Bridge reopens
A Red Deer River bridge northeast of Sundre badly damaged in June’s floods has been reopened. Pilings were exposed and a portion of the road surface collapsed when raging river waters buffeted the well-used bridge on Hwy 587 on June 21 and 22. Traffic was diverted to other routes north and south while the six-week repair job was underway. Alberta Transportation officials at first predicted the bridge would not be re-opened until mid-October.