Only One Bridge

Posted: January 13, 2016 in Articles
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Courtesy of Ashely Littlefield

A bridge was built in Ontario to connect East and West Canada. This newly built bridge called the Nipigon River Bridge is part of the Trans-Canada Highway, and recently, it broke. The authorities actually don’t know why it failed, but they think it could be due to poor construction/maintenance.

A few people who saw it said it literally just broke apart. Unfortunately for residents of Canada, this was the only bridge connecting East and West Canada. As one may expect, this bridge crosses a river, but said bridge is out of order, so unless there are some boats around… well, I think everyone can finish that sentence.

I must say, it doesn’t seem very intelligent of the Ontarians to not have a backup plan for such a time as this. During our time in Philadelphia, the city was doing construction on one of the bridges entering Philadelphia from the south over the Schuylkill River. And that is why when they closed down this one bridge, people could still enter Philadelphia. There were other bridges…

I’m sure there’s a good reason for the lack of another route. Good thing no one was hurt!

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/nipigon-river-bridge-closed-transcanada-1.3397831

Comments
  1. Libby says:

    A lot of bridges have been damaged or demolished here due to the recent flooding, dividing communities in two and not so long ago the Forth of Clyde bridge in Scotland was closed for a long time for major repairs causing problems for people and a long detour to find other routes. It seems we do depend on bridges!

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