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July 8, 2014
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New Augustine Cove Bridge opens to traffic

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

The $350,000 replacement of the Augustine Cove Bridge is complete and the bridge is now open to the public, says Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Robert Vessey.

“We are pleased to invest in the Augustine Cove, Clinton, Rocky Point and Souris bridges in 2014-15,” Minister Vessey said. “These investments will improve the efficiency of our roads and bridges, as well as the safety of the travelling public.”

Construction of the project began in May following a community information session in Borden-Carleton. The original bridge was built in 1922 and is believed to be one of the oldest bridges on Prince Edward Island. The bridge was identified for replacement as part of the department’s bridge inspection program.

Since 2007, the provincial government has replaced or completed major repairs on 53 bridges throughout Prince Edward Island, for a total investment of more than $60 million.

Media Contact: Samantha MacKinnon
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