An aging bridge in the Shuswap will be replaced thanks to a federal government grant.
The Sicamous-Solsqua bridge over the Eagle River was built in the 1920’s and is nearing the end of its life-span.
The bridge is the only link between the community of Sicamous and its industrial park.
It’s also the only access to a residential and commercial development now being built.
A $4.5 million Federal Gas Tax grant will cover the total cost of the bridge replacement.
“I am grateful for this funding which will facilitate the bridge’s replacement – key in the future growth and health of Sicamous,” said mayor Terry Rysz in a news release.