Willow River Bridge Replacement

Pre-replacement state of the Willow River Bridge

Willow River Bridge is located on Upper Fraser Road, approximately 37 km north east of Prince George. The current single lane structure will be replaced with a modern two-lane bridge.

The original Willow River Bridge was built in 1957 and consisted of a wide single lane timber bridge. In March 2002 due to damage, the bridge was replaced with a temporary steel Acrow bridge that was intended to be replaced with a two-lane, permanent structure. This project will replace the temporary single lane bridge with a modern two-lane one, as well as realign 580 m of Upper Fraser Road and reconstruct 100 m of Arnett Road. These improvements will provide increased safety and mobility for residents and the traveling public.

During construction, the current Willow River Bridge will be used as a detour to ensure safe and effective traffic movement.

Status

  • The tender has now closed and the contract has been awarded to Ruskin Construction Ltd.
  • Clearing works are complete and BC Hydro will be starting their utility relocations on Tuesday Sept 7th: works are expected to be underway until Oct 31st.

Project Benefits

This project will:

  • Replace the aging single lane bridge with a modern two-lane bridge
  • Realign 580 m of Upper Fraser Road for improved sight lines and movement
  • Improve safety, capacity and mobility for local residents, pedestrians, cyclists, and the traveling public

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