Williams Lake River Valley gets new bridge

Williams Lake River Valley gets new bridge

The bridge in the River Valley Trail was replaced recently by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

  • Sep. 10, 2012 6:00 p.m.

The bridge in the River Valley Trail, replaced recently by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, has a capacity for a legal highway axle loading of 75 tonnes. The previous bridge had a five-tonne load limit. It has been replaced by a used structure the ministry had in storage. Ministry staff added new untreated timber deck panels. The tires seen on both sides of the bridge were placed temporarily on the deck during construction to protect the deck when the excavator passed back and forth and will remain there until they can be replaced with concrete, no-post safety barriers. A ministry spokesperson says while part of Frizzi Road, which provides access to the Moore Mountain area, is not a Forest Service Road, the ministry has agreed to inspect and maintain the bridge site in the interim (subject to funding) until a long-term road tenure holder can be found.