BRACEBRIDGE, ON- The Queen Street Bridge in Bracebridge has been re-opened to traffic this week.

According to a notice from the town government, the bridge between Entrance Drive and Shier Street is re-opened to pedestrian and vehicular traffic after a temporary closure from June 3, 2019 to June 19, 2019.

The town has retained the services of McPherson-Andrews Contracting Limited to rehabilitate the bridge.

The company will be replacing the existing expansion joints, repairing damaged sections of concrete curb, and installing new barrier anchorage, posts, and railing.

With the bridge being located over CN railway tracks, the company requires someone to be on site at all times in order to deal with any potential conflicts between trains and construction work.

“The Contractor originally estimated that a representative of CN would be required on-site for ten (10) consecutive days to complete the work,” read the notice from the town.

“Accordingly, the Contractor closed the bridge on June 3, 2019 in anticipation of completing the work prior to the Canada Day long weekend. Due to the unavailability of a CN representative during the scheduled bridge closure, the Contractor has demobilized from the site and the bridge has been re-opened.”

The bridge will get closed again when a final schedule of work is determined by the contractor.

“The Town apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks residents and visitors for their cooperation”.