Strandherd-Armstrong bridge work to resume
Work on the Strandherd-Armstrong bridge in south Ottawa is set to begin again after a new contractor was chosen to complete the project.
The project had been in limbo after the contractor, ConCreate USL, went into receivership earlier this spring.
The City of Ottawa said its bonding company has named Horseshoe Hill Construction Inc. — made up of former ConCreate employees — to complete the project. The contractor's first priority will be to draft a completion schedule, to be delivered in the next few weeks.
The bridge, which is to span the Rideau River connecting Strandherd Drive in Barrhaven to Earl Armstrong Road in Riverside South, was originally slated to be completed in the spring of this year.The bridge was about 60 per cent complete when the original contractor went into receivership. The city estimates the bridge will be completed by August 2013.