THUNDER BAY, ON --- January 11, 2016 --- One lane is open for cars and regular weight transports. Staff are continuing to work to determine when oversized trucks can use the bridge
On Sunday afternoon, the OPP closed the Nipigon River Bridge to traffic due to safety concerns.
Ministry staff worked through the night to rectify the situation, using counterweights to level the bridge surface. An engineering inspection was also completed to ensure the safety of the bridge and the traveling public.
Crews remain on site to identify the cause of the issue and updates from MTO will be communicated as they become available. For the latest information on highway closures, the public can call 511, MTO’s Road Information Line or check www.Ontario.ca/511.
Minister Michael Gravelle is expected to visit Nipigon River Bridge this Monday and Hon. Steven Del Duca, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation is expected to visit the site later this week.