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PRRD looking to get Haywire Bay bridge upgrades done in time for long weekend

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POWELL RIVER, B.C.-The Haywire Bay Regional Park bridge is getting some upgrades, starting this month.

The Powell River Regional District says the steel super structure is safe for people to use and will be reused as part of the project. The problem, however, is that the old wooden bridge that that sits over has rotted out. It needs to be removed to keep parts of it from falling into the fish bearing stream below.

“The Board of the Regional District is exercising due diligence by moving ahead on this project” says Mike Wall, Manager of Asset Management and Strategic Initiatives for the Powell River Regional District. “This is about stewardship and the protection of a watercourse,” he adds.

The work will begin on April 30th and Wall says if the weather cooperates it should take less than two weeks to finish, which means it would not affect the opening of Haywire Bay Park for the Victoria Day long weekend. While the work is being done an alternate path for people using the Sunshine Coast Trail will be marked.

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