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Next steps for Trail bridge

Trail, Rossland and Warfield must explain the cost ramifications of a new pedestrian pipe bridge to their respective communities.

That’s the upshot of last week’s hastily secured approval from the province.

It allows the regional partners to borrow $3 million more than they anticipated for the sewer part of the crossing, taking it to more than $7 million, and taxpayers will see increases for that.

Trail Mayor Mike Martin says the province wants to see reasonable public consultation.

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Trail approved the $12.2 million dollar construction contract late Friday afternoon to lock in the quote, but there are more costs involved.

Trail will also pay $7.5 million of the walkway part of the bridge.

The Silver City’s public meeting is set for Thursday.

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