Owing to the bridge sticking in the open position in high temperatures, and thereby cutting off Isle Madame from emergency traffic, the bridge may not open when the temperature is above 25C (77F).

Major work—Replacement/Rehabilitation—will begin in 2015 and continue into 2016. The District Bridge Engineer advises that the work scheduled for 2015 will not affect navigation through the bridge. However, the problem of the bridge sticking is not expected to be resolved until 2016.

It remains essential to contact the bridge on VHF–16, or by phone at 902–345–2681 to determine its operational status.

Updated: 2015–04–16 home