San Pedro Columbia Bridge Repairs Underway: Temporary Measures Implemented

San Pedro Columbia Bridge Repairs Underway: Temporary Measures Implemented

And while that apology is up in the air tonight, we can tell you that repairs to the San Pedro Columbia Bridge in Toledo are well underway. The Ministry of Infrastructure Development installed culverts at the location as a temporary measure. Chief Engineer, Evondale Moody says it will take about 1 month to have a new bridge built. 

Evondale Moody, Engineering Coordinator, Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing: “So the wooden timber structure that we had some issues with on the Criqucano Farm Road has been replaced with some culverts. We’ve decided to replace that structure with multiple culverts as a temporary measure because the timber that we need for the beams and also for the running boards for the deck we have to source those and so while we’re working on that we wanted to ensure that we have mobility for the farm road and so we have installed some culverts in that location. The bridge is approximately about twenty feet in span and so we have to look for lumber that are large enough to span that length for the bridge and so for the beams itself I believe we would need about four or five of those beams and then we also need to procure material for the deck which includes the running board. So in terms of time I believe it would take us maybe about a month for us to secure and start the construction for that new bridge structure. However bear in mind that whatever we have done so far in terms of the installation of culverts we have installed a double four foot concrete cylinder culver there and so that is adequate enough for traffic movement within the farm road especially since we have come out of the rainy season so we don’t expect that we will have any issues with the temporary measure that we have put in place so far.”

Reporter: And is the process smooth ? 

Evondale Moody, Engineering Coordinator, Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing: “The team went in over the weekend and did the work because we thought that it was very important for us to provide access to the village and so we mobilized the team from the Toledo district for them to go in and do those works at that location but since then no we have not had any communication with MLA with respect to what we’re doing. The idea is that we want to proceed and execute the work as quickly as we can.”

Moody added that the Ministry is looking to assist with the refurbishment of two other bridges in Columbia Village

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