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A Tale of Two Bridges: Close-in-age Wasauksing First Nation swing bridge also due for replacement – Manitoulin Expositor

September 11, 2019

WASAUKSING FIRST NATION – Although residents of Manitoulin Island may be either lamenting the impending decommissioning of the Little Current swing bridge or eagerly awaiting a new, higher-capacity crossing, they might not know that their story is also taking place across Georgian Bay.

“In its current state, it’s operational. We had a mechanical failure about a week and a half ago and my understanding is there’s a detailed assessment being completed to assess the options,” said Wasauksing First Nation director of public works Ryan Tabobondung, who noted that the bridge is back in operation but its inevitable retirement is getting ever closer.

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