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Traffic on the Cranton Bridge could be flowing by December

Construction worker Murdena MacKinnon was on site when the 400-tonne bridge was lowered into place over the Margaree River on Monday.

-by Anne Farries

    The new Cranton Bridge is nearing completion, with traffic expected to start flowing as soon as the first week of December – if the weather cooperates.
    “We’re all excited. That would be a nice Christmas present,” municipal councillor Laurie Cranton said Monday. “My grandson Ewan, six years old, told his mother, ‘Mommy, this bridge is going to change all our lives’.”
    After the provincial department of transportation closed the previous wooden bridge 13 months ago because of fears it would collapse into the Margaree River, people living nearby had to detour up to 10 kilometres to reach their homes.

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