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The 120-plus year old Gates Lane Bridge is now closed in Weymouth. (Ann Lewis photo)

Province to replace Gates Lane Bridge in Weymouth

By Kevin Northup Feb 26, 2024 | 2:30 PM

The province is going to replace the Gates Lane Bridge in Weymouth.

A bailey bridge will be installed this year, according to the Department of Public Works.

The century-old bridge closed suddenly last month due to safety concerns.

The province heard from citizens in a public meeting last month that they wanted the quickest fix possible.

Digby/Annapolis MLA Jill Balser says the department re-visited Weymouth on Saturday to share the update.

“So being able to have that as the recommendation and now the outcome, I think is a positive message and a positive way forward for the department and the community,” said Balser.

Many citizens said the closure is adding significant travel time daily.

A tender is going out soon, no word on exactly when the new bridge will be installed.