An early rendering of how the new Haisla Bridge might look once construction is finished in 2023. (District of Kitimat photo)

District of Kitimat releases Haisla Bridge Replacement Project overview

Construction is set to begin in Spring 2021, with an anticipated opening date in early 2023

The District of Kitimat has provided an overview of the Haisla Bridge Replacement Project, which is set to start construction in Spring 2021.

RELATED: FULL STORY: Feds announce funds to replace Kitimat’s Haisla Bridge

The Haisla Bridge crosses the Kitimat River on Haisla Blvd., leading from the town into the Service Centre and Industrial Sector areas. It was originally built in 1954 and is operating near the end of its intended design life, according to the District.

It’s being replaced to provide safe and reliable access across the Kitimat River for years to come. The federal government, through their Western Economic Diversification Canada department, has provided $55 million in funding to the District to cover costs for the construction of the two-lane bridge.

The new bridge will be built adjacent (north/upstream) to the existing bridge, and the funding will also cover the decommissioning of the current bridge. The new bridge will provide safe crossing for all users, cyclists and pedestrians, included, and will have improved connections to the Kitimat trail network.

Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2021 and the District anticipates that it will be operational by early 2023. Demolition of the old bridge will occur after the new bridge has opened.

Email engineering@kitimat.ca, called 250-632-8900, or visit the District of Kitimat website for more information on the Haisla Bridge Replacement Project.

READ MORE: New design master plan in the works for Kitimat’s downtown core



clare.rayment@northernsentinel.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

In Our Valley: Adam Ferreira

Adam Ferreira is moving up in the hockey world, and he’s excited to see where it leads

Car in ditch after collision at Hwy 37 and Hirsch Creek Park

Two vehicles were involved, but only minor injuries were sustained by passengers

Kitimat Terry Fox Run goes virtual for 40th anniversary

Participants are encouraged to track their walk or run, or just get out within their social bubble

Air quality index raised to a ‘4’ in Kitimat

Wildfire smoke from the U.S. has been making its way north, affecting air quality

Single-engine aircraft crashes near Telkwa

Two occupants of the plane sustained minor injuries and were transported to hospital

3 new deaths due to COVID-19 in B.C., 139 new cases

B.C. confirms 40 ‘historic cases,’ as well

VIDEO: Tickets now available for the Second Annual Northern View Tyee Fishing Derby in Prince Rupert

Four great locations in Prince Rupert and Port Edward to buy your tickets

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Application deadline for fish harvester benefits program extended

Those financially impacted by the pandemic have until Oct. 5 to apply

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

CHARTS: Beyond Metro Vancouver, COVID-19 cases in B.C. haven’t increased much recently

COVID-19 case counts outside of Metro Vancouver have been level since July

Most Read