The Pineville (Renous River No. 2) Bridge will receive $580,000 in repair funding, thanks to New Brunswick’s department of transportation and infrastructure.
The bridge, built in 1975, closed last December due to safety concerns identified by structural engineers. The project will involve repairs to piers and abutments.
Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Jill Green said the bridge is an important connection to several residents in the Blackville, Renous and Miramichi areas.
“We appreciate the patience of area residents as we evaluated the future of the Pineville Bridge, and we look forward to bringing this transportation link back online next year,” said Green.
“We know how much today’s announcement means to local residents who depend on safe, connected routes to their jobs and families.”
According to a release from the provincial government, the work is expected to be done in 2023. The bridge will remain closed to traffic until all construction is completed.
The government will work with the Department of Environment and Local Government and the federal department of Fisheries and Oceans, as the river is home to salmon and species at risk.