Garrington bridge rebuild complete

A three-month long project to rebuild the Garrington bridge has wrapped up, allowing both lanes to travel over the well-used span.

A three-month long project to rebuild the Garrington bridge has wrapped up, allowing both lanes to travel over the well-used span.

Both lanes of the bridge on Hwy 587 re-opened Tuesday for regular traffic. The bridge was damaged during the June flooding in Alberta. On June 22 the east end of the Garrington bridge was washed out.

Alberta Transportation said crews and contractors worked hundreds of hours on major repair work to rebuild the approach to the bridge and build up the foundation.

Though work on the bridge itself has wrapped up, additional work to mitigate potential future flooding to the span is going ahead. New riverbank protection works upstream, seeding the disturbed areas and installing drainage control measures is underway.

The work does not affect the safe operation of the bridge deck for motorists traveling on it and will be completed in November. On average about 1,100 vehicles cross the bridge every day.

Just Posted

Safe consumption site proposal draws big crowd to city council

More than 100 people turned out to speak for and against proposed safe consumption site

Cineplex reports third-quarter profit down from year ago, revenue up

TORONTO — Cineplex Inc. reported its third-quarter profit fell compared with a… Continue reading

Harder urges senators to embrace independent oversight of their expenses

OTTAWA — The government’s representative in the Senate is urging senators to… Continue reading

Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic committees disappointed, but respectful of vote

Gripped by disappointment after Calgary’s 2026 plans were seemingly snuffed after a… Continue reading

Two arrested in connection to Sunchild homicide

Suspects to appear in Red Deer provincial court

Updated: Red Deer RCMP introduce downtown policing unit

A four-member downtown Red Deer RCMP unit hit the beat on Thursday… Continue reading

Predators may have NHL’s best goalie combo on, off ice

NASHVILLE — Pekka Rinne is off to an even better start than… Continue reading

Canadian Premier League buys Ontario’s League 1, looks to develop talent there

TORONTO — The Canadian Premier League has bought Ontario’s League 1 and… Continue reading

2015 ‘Bachelor’ star pleads guilty to reduced charge

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa — A farmer who appeared on ABC’s “The Bachelor” pleaded… Continue reading

‘Game of Thrones’ returning in April 2019 for final season

LOS ANGELES — The eighth and last season of “Game of Thrones”… Continue reading

Big question for Amazon’s 2 chosen cities: Will it pay off?

WASHINGTON — The awarding of Amazon’s second headquarters to two affluent localities… Continue reading

Calgarians vote ‘no’ on 2026 Olympic bid in non-binding plebiscite

CALGARY — The results are in, and a majority of Calgarians are… Continue reading

Leon Draisaitl scores and adds two assists to power Oilers past Canadiens 6-2

EDMONTON — Leon Draisaitl had a goal and two assists and Connor… Continue reading

McGill students vote overwhelmingly for change to Redmen team nickname

MONTREAL — Students at McGill University have voted by a large majority… Continue reading

Most Read