5th Street Bridge Rehabilitation

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Last Updated: March 14, 2017

Project Description:

Federal and provincial funding will help the City of Courtenay move forward with long-anticipated plans to rehabilitate the 5th Street Bridge. This project is expected to extend the bridge’s lifespan by an estimated 50 years.

The governments of Canada and British Columbia are providing a combined $1,964,932 in funding for the project through the Small Communities Fund.

The project will include a complete repainting of the bridge, as well as repairs to structural steel and handrails. The bridge deck will also be resurfaced.

The City of Courtenay will contribute $982,468, representing one-third of grant funding.

The 5th Street Bridge was constructed in 1960. Maintenance in the last 50 years has included resurfacing of the deck and seismic upgrades. The last significant maintenance on the bridge took place in 2012. At that time, analysis identified the need for further rehabilitation to address corrosion.

The construction start date for the project has not yet been finalized. Updates will be posted to this page as they become available.

For more information on the 5th Street Bridge project, call City of Courtenay Engineering Services at 250-334-4441 or email engineering@courtenay.ca   

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