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Pedestrian Bridge repairs continue

'The maintenance crew may need to temporarily close the bridge for pedestrian safety'
Contractors work to repair floor board damage from a fire set by the homeless in the Highway 11/17 Pedestrian Bridge. Photo by Chris Dawson/BayToday.

Repairs to the Highway 11/17 pedestrian bridge in North Bay resumed during March Break and officials at the Ministry of Transportation say work will continue this week. 

"The MTO is completing repair work to the pedestrian bridge," the MTO stated in an email to BayToday.  

"It remains open during this time. The maintenance crew may need to temporarily close the bridge for pedestrian safety. Work is expected to be completed this week."

Contractors have been working on three different areas damaged by fires made within the bridge. 

The bridge was closed on February 5 due to a fire that was started by homeless trying to keep warm inside the glass-enclosed pedestrian bridge. Temporary repairs to the damaged boards were performed by MTO contractors. The bridge was closed to the public for two days.    

The bridge which connects Meighen Street to Chippewa Street is used by students as a crossing to Chippewa, Saint Anges and Alliance schools.  

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