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Old Mill Road bridge repairs continuing into October

The Phinney Bridge crossing the Annapolis River along Old Mill Road is slated to remain closed to allow for ongoing repair work that is slated to continue into late October.
The Phinney Bridge crossing the Annapolis River along Old Mill Road is slated to remain closed to allow for ongoing repair work that is slated to continue into late October.

WILMOT - The Phinney Bridge on Old Mill Road will remain closed well into October.

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal spokesperson Brian Taylor said it is anticipated repairs at the north pier of the bridge will be complete at the end of September, and work to the south pier could wrap up around Oct. 20.

“The bridge should be open to traffic around this date,” Taylor said.

Scaffolding and temporary steel supports were installed as part of the $150,000 repair project that started July 3, Taylor said.

“The ends of the girders had to be strengthened by adding steel plates,” he said, noting that the restoration project also involved repairing damaged concrete.

The bridge, located near the intersection for Frenchy’s in Wilmot, was closed July 27.

Detours are in place to help motorists find alternate routes around the Annapolis River while the well-travelled bridge leading into South Farmington, Meadowvale and Greenwood from Highway 1 is closed.

The provincial transportation department is funding the project through its Steel Bridge Repair budget. 

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