Great Village bridge replacement

Harry Sullivan
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Construction work has begun in Great Village to replace the existing one-lane steel bridge with a modern, two-lane span that will also feature a better road alignment.

Great Village bridge

Work is expected to be completed in November by Alva Construction at a cost of $2.3 million. The old bridge, one of the few remaining one-lane structures on Nova Scotia’s trunk highway system, was built in 1891, according to information provided by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.


Organizations: Alva Construction, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Geographic location: Great Village, Nova Scotia

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  • jack
    July 22, 2014 - 15:51

    I live beside the new bridge and I would like to know who says it is a better aligment as big rigs come around the turn now hugging Wilsons parking lot . After the new one opens there loads will be shifting to the left and than to line up for new bridge they will be shifting the other way,and speed will be higher as people had to watch the one lane for other cars .Another problem that none of the county major or counsil want to deal with is narrowing of the river and the filling in of flood area behind Wilsons . I have phoned the county and emailed the major and no reply s ,when things flood they will know it and have to deal with it. they do not live here so who cares

  • Def
    July 22, 2014 - 11:56

    They should leave the historic one as a walking bridge with signs on it as you walk telling about the history of the area or something.. Cost more to remove it than it would to just run a sidewalk up to it.