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Government funding for Trail bridge construction?

It doesn’t look like the B.C government will offer any funding to take down Trail’s derelict Old Bridge…but it may provide money for the construction of a new one.

This from CAO David Perehudoff after the City met with the Ministry of Transportation recently in Victoria to discuss a potential cost sharing agreement to remove the worn out structure.

Perehudoff says the province was concerned they would be setting a precedent if they gave money to demolish it.

Trail plans to use their annual gas tax revenue to pay back a loan that would fund their share of the proposed new $9.8 million pedestrian pipe bridge.

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