- By David F. Rooney
Remember those images of deeply corroded girders at the North Fork Bridge over the Perry River west of Revelstoke?
Kate Trotter, of the BC Ministry of Transportation and infrastructure, said Wednesday that the bridge was last inspected on May 1 and was judged to be safe for all types of traffic.
“The North Fork Bridge, and the associated four-laning on either side of the bridge, is a project which was displayed for the public at numerous open houses in February, 2013, so there are plans to replace the bridge as part of the broader improvement project,” she said, noting that the planned four-laning of the TCH from the Alberta border to Ashcroft is being considered as a cost-shared project by the federal government. “That request is still being reviewed. Bridge repairs or replacement are not contingent on federal funding – if required, the ministry will do work to either keep the bridge in good condition or replace it.”