New Bonne Terre Bridge nearing completion

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New Bonne Terre Bridge nearing completion

Work on the Bonne Terre Bridge in the north of the island is progressing smoothly.

Despite a few delays, the project is scheduled to be completed in the next few weeks.

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Infrastructure Minister Phillip J. Pierre led a high-level delegation on a site visit to gauge progress thus far.

Minister Pierre said he is pleased to note the project will be completed with no additional cost.

“The total cost of this project is in the region of $5.5 million, which includes 12 percent for contingencies that may or may not be used. To date we have expended approximately 77 percent of the project cost and that’s a total of $4.3 million, and there are absolutely no cost over-runs,” Pierre said.

Once completed, the new Bonne Terre Bridge will include four lanes each measuring 3.5 metres and two side walks measuring 2.3 metres. The new bridge is measured at 40 feet wide.

Deputy Chief Engineer Len Robertson Leon said the project is now 77 percent complete.

“The actual bridge construction has been completed and the final components which need to be done includes the actual road works and the realignment of the Castries Gros Islet Highway,” Leon said.

The project to construct the new Bonne Terre bridge, two side walks, and then resurfacing of the road surface is estimated at EC$5.5 million.

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  1. thats a hefty price for a bridge with barely a river underneath wouldn't you say? King or Tony, no difference! Brace yourselves taxpayers! IMF coming soon!

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