Cherryvale Bridge, swept away in flood, still not replaced
Province has yet to bridge the gap on Cherryvale Road or remove wedged bridge under highway
The gap on Cherryvale Road that was once connected by a covered bridge has nearby residents wondering when a replacement will be built. The old bridge was swept away during spring flooding.
Severe flooding scooped up the 89-year-old Cherryvale Covered Bridge near Coles Island and carried it down the Canaan River for kilometres before it became lodged under the Highway 2 bridge in mid-April.
Shelley Cohen-Thorley noticed the damage on the bridge as waters receded on the Canaan River over the past few days.
“I'm sure with the ice it took a beating on the way down. Question is, what do they do with it now?” she said.
Verna Louise Perry lived next to the Cherryvale Bridge for more than 50 years. She misses having it for more than getting across the Canaan River.
So far the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure has yet to make any decisions on either removing the wedged bridge or bridging the gap on Cherryvale Road.
The company that manages Highway 2 said the Cherryvale Bridge hasn't harmed any of its infrastructure.