Replacement of existing wooden bridge with a new structure.
Located at the intersection of Ranche Road and Fourth Avenue North
Jul 15, 2022: The bridge is closed for construction and anticipated to be opened one month following the closure date, weather dependent.
During the construction period, there will be no access across Big Hill Creek and local traffic will be temporarily re-routed along the closed portion of Ranche Road between Sunset Drive and Fourth Avenue North. Parking will not be permitted along Ranche road for safety reasons, and use of the road will be for adjacent residents only.
Fourth Avenue will also be closed to vehicle traffic between Sunterra Road and the bridge and used for construction access.
The existing bridge was constructed in 1953 (69 years old) using wood plies and wooden timbers for the superstructure and deck. The service life of timber span bridges are typically about 45 years. Recent bridge inspections have indicated that bridge should be replaced.
HOW WILL THIS PROJECT BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY?
Focus on safety and improving infrastructure that is past its service life.