The long-awaited RC Cotton Bridge will soon be completed as cranes have moved into position around Scout Island to officially connect the island to the RC Cotton site. Patrick Davies photo.

‘It’s a very exciting moment’; Coun. Nelson says of bridge installation connecting Scout Island, RC Cotton site

City Councillors will be in attendance Wednesday, and two designated viewing areas will be setup

After over a year of planning, debate and construction, a bridge connecting the RC Cotton site to Scout Island will officially be raised into place on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m.

“It’s a very exciting moment, a long-term project for our community bringing our trail system together,” Coun. Scott Nelson said at Tuesday evening’s regular council meeting.

First proposed and championed by Nelson in September of last year, construction has proceeded swiftly to give lakecity residents more access to the city’s namesake throughout the summer.

Now, with the concrete foundations poured for the abutments and the metal trusses welded together the time has come for the final stage of construction: the laying of the 180-plus-foot bridge span.

Read More: Pedestrian bridge construction to begin next week at RC Cotton site

On Tuesday afternoon two large, mobile cranes were moved into position — one on each side of the water — in preparation for this important step. The girders and other materials remain on site waiting to be fitted into place.

City Councillors will be in attendance Wednesday, and two designated viewing areas will be setup at both the RC Cotton and Scout Island sides of the water for those wishing to watch or capture the historic event.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Local delicacies on the menu for this weekend’s Wild Game Banquet

The always popular, and delicious, event, goes at the Elks Hall at 98 1st Ave. S. in Williams Lake

Local leaders set to attend resource industries annual forum in PG

17th Annual BC Natural Resource Forum will take place Jan. 28 to 30

Editorial: Have your say on changes to assisted dying law

In June of 2016 Canadians gained the right to physician assisted death — but there were caveats

Kind-hearted road worker takes home discarded bin of pet rats at Highway 20 rest stop

Maddy McCarthy said she will find the nine pets loving homes

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

Landowner hearings begin for Trans Mountain expansion in Alberta

Detailed route talks start in Spruce Grove, in B.C. communities soon

VIDEO: Canada looking to help 126 Canadians quarantined in China for coronavirus

China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of the new virus, with more than 100 deaths

Alessia Cara to host and perform at 2020 Juno Awards

Multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter also up for six awards, including Artist of the Year

Watch out for scams, clickbait in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death: Better Business Bureau

Kobe Bryant and his daughter were killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles

‘Very disrespectful’: Headstones at Okanagan cemetery damaged by excavation crew

Headstones at Enderby’s Cliffside Cemetery mistakenly driven over by excavation crew

Northern B.C. bus service to continue, but some fares jump

Updated fare schedule to be posted on BC Bus North’s website on Friday

Despite reports of decline, birds flocking to national parks in Canadian Rockies

Recent studies suggest overall bird population has slid by three billion since 1970

Former UN committee member defends stance on B.C.’s Coastal GasLink pipeline

First Nations LNG Alliance accused UN committee, human rights watchdog of not doing their research

Most Read