Caldwell and Ross awarded $12.6M contract to build new bridge in Cape Breton


Fredericton, New Brunswick-based Caldwell and Ross Ltd.has received a $12.6-million contract from the Nova Scotia government to build a new bridge in Cape Breton, reports The Canadian Press.

Caldwell and Ross is expected to complete work on the two-lane bridge on Keltic Drive in Sydney River by December 2014.

The new bridge will have two 3.5-metre driving lanes, two 1.5-metre shoulders and a four-metre-wide active transportation lane, Cape Breton Post reported.

The bridge will also include a four-metre-wide lane for pedestrians and cyclists.

Work to demolish the existing bridge is expected to begin in the coming weeks.

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