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.