Raven Bridge cash found
The province has come through with some cash to replace the Raven Bridge in the west end of Red Deer County.
The crossing is about 13 km west of Spruce View on Secondary Hwy 54 and had been due for replacement previously but provincial funding was not available. The government has since notified the county the money is now there.
Council approved a tender from Calgary-based Volker Stevin Contracting Ltd. of $2.23 million for the project. That is below the engineering estimate of $2.56 million. The province has agreed to provide $1.06 million.
County Coun. Dave Hoar said the funding was good news. “I hope this isn’t the only bridge they can fund and we can get on with some of the other projects they put on hold.”
Construction on the bridge will start this year and be completed in 2014.