New St. Louis bridge eagerly anticipated
Work cannot proceed fast enough for some when it comes to replacing a century-old bridge in St. Louis, Saskatchewan.
The village has been eagerly anticipating a new span which was scheduled to be ready for traffic this fall.
The construction time-table could change, however, because the delivery of girders to the site hit a snag when the transport trucks tipped en route to St. Louis.
Henry Gareau, reeve of the rural municipality around St. Louis, said there is growing concern that economic opportunities are being missed, because of the poor state of the existing bridge, which has weight restrictions.
"I think a lot of people are bypassing this whole area," Gareau said. "We could sell more gas. Restaurants, small businesses are losing that business."
Gareau said the community has been waiting a long time for a new bridge and people are frustrated with the potential of further delays.
With files from CBC's Ryan Pilon