DEWDNEY, B.C. — This is not the Dewdney Bridge you grew up with.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has unveiled the proposed design for the Dewdney Bridge replacement. Dewdney connects Highway 7 on both sides of Nicomen Slough, according to a news release.
The original bridge was built in 1958 and is near the end of its lifecycle.
The new bridge will contain a three-metre-wide multi-use pathway, improve the crossing’s environmental impact and ensure Highway 7 remains resilient in the face of possible closures on the Trans-Canada.
The design still needs to be finalized before going out to tender.