The Averil Creek Bridge has been damaged by wind and is now closed. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen) The Averil Creek Bridge has been damaged by wind and is now closed. (Louise Nadeau photo)

Averill Creek Bridge closed

A recent windstorm has knocked out the Averill Creek Bridge.

The CVRD is calling it “significant damage” and as such the bridge and trail portion will be closed for the foreseeable future.

The bridge connects the 800-metre section of the Cowichan Valley Trail from Drinkwater Road to Johnston Road.

“The bridge sustained extensive damage during a recent wind storm and crews will be performing cleanup and replacement work over the next several months,” said CVRD parks and trails operations superintendent Ryan Dias.

There will be a bypass route along Somenos Road for users who still wish to use the trail network.

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