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.

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