Much needed work on the Silver Bridge in Duncan is now complete. (Citizen file)

Duncan’s Silver Bridge safety updates finished

Cleanup will take until mid-January though

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has announced that safety upgrades to the Silver Bridge in Duncan are complete.

“Safety is always our top priority,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “These important upgrades will increase the bridge’s safety and lifespan for people living and working in the Cowichan Valley. I would like to thank everyone in the area, including the Cowichan Tribes, for their patience and support while work was underway on this project.”

By applying new paint and removing corrosion from the bridge’s steel framework, crews were able to add significant years of service for the bridge. The painting improved the overall appearance of the bridge.

“Cowichan Tribes is pleased to support infrastructure initiatives that address safety for all the community,” said Chief William Seymour of Cowichan Tribes.

The work wraps up a series of upgrades for the 77-metre-long, side-by-side steel Cowichan River bridges along the Trans-Canada Highway. Last year, both the northbound and southbound bridge spans received a seismic upgrade to bring them up to modern-day standards.

While the majority of the work is completed and the traffic and pedestrian patterns have returned to normal, minor cleanup is expected to continue until mid-January.



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