A new international bridge at Edmondston will cost nearly US$100 million

A new international bridge at Edmondston will cost nearly US$100 million

Construction of a new international bridge between Edmondston, New Brunswick and Madawaska, Maine is progressing as planned. The cost of this project is USD 97.5 million.

Director of Communications, Department of Transport Maine, Paul Merrill, confirming that no delays are planned. The bridge is expected to open to traffic by the end of December.

For the next three months, work will be carried out mainly on the deck of the bridge. This is what makes this new bridge a reality Paul Merrill.

This is one of our biggest projects. The cost of the work rarely approaches or exceeds US$100 million. »

A quote Paul MerrillDirector of Communications for the Department of Transport Maine

The new international bridge will have sidewalks and wide lanes.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Deschaine Digital

From 2017, a weight limit was imposed on the existing bridge. Due to this, heavy vehicles have to take a detour.

With the new bridge, this problem will be solved, he explained Paul Merrill.

Pavement, wide lanes and space for recreational vehicles will be new.

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