Bentley-area bridge damaged

A bridge south of Bentley has been closed after it was damaged by passing farm machinery.

A bridge south of Bentley has been closed after it was damaged by passing farm machinery.

The 38-metre steel bridge over the Blindman River is known locally as the Pink Bridge because of it’s once-red paint has faded to a pinkish shade over time. Lacombe County public works supervisor Bill Cade said three support structures were damaged by a wide load sometime on Wednesday. The county heard of the damage on Thursday.

It was hoped an inspector could come out on Friday to assess the damage and determine if it is safe for use or needs repairing. The bridge is located on Range Road 1-2, about six km south of Bentley.