Sudbury's Big Fix

We keep hearing that infrastructure across the country is aging. We keep hearing that there isn't enough money to fix it.

What does that mean for the bridges and culverts we drive over everyday? How are they monitored? Who decides when they get fixed? Can we afford to fix them?

CBC News has obtained bridge and culvert inspection reports for the city of Sudbury as well as provincial highways in the northeast. Find information here on Sudbury's Big Fix.

Sudbury's Bridges and Culverts

Sudbury's bridges and culverts

Condition of Sudbury Bridges

The average age of bridges in Sudbury is about 45 years. Bridges are expected to have a lifespan of about 50 years. Click on points on the map to see the age of each bridge in Sudbury, and the estimated cost of repair or replacement.

The data is based on 2012 bridge inspection reports conducted for the City of Greater Sudbury.

Work cost = $0 Work cost < $500,000 Work cost > $500,000

Condition of Provincial Bridges

On average, bridges under provincial highways are younger than bridges under city streets. Click on points on the map to see the age of bridges on major provincial highways in the northeast, and the estimated cost of repair or replacement.

The data is based on 2012 bridge inspection reports conducted for the Ministry of Transportation.

No work recommended Minor rehab recommended Major rehab recommended
Sinkhole

We begin our special series Sudbury's Big Fix, a look at the state of aging bridges and culverts in the Sudbury area, with the results from a Freedom of Information request. The CBC's Megan Thomas offers a look at what can go wrong when they fail.

Inspections

We continue with our special series Sudbury's Big Fix, a look at the state of aging bridges and culverts in Sudbury. CBC reporter Megan Thomas looks at how bridges and culverts are inspected... and why those inspections haven't always caught problems.

A crumbling bridge underpass

Our special series looking at the aging bridges and culverts in the Greater Sudbury area continues. In this edition of Sudbury's Big Fix, the CBC's Megan Thomas explains how the condition of a bridge is rated and looks at the bridges that are the worst.

Crumbling bridge.

We wrap up our special series looking at Greater Sudbury's aging bridges and culverts. Can we pay to fix it all? And if we can't what happens? The CBC's Megan Thomas looks at the cost of Sudbury's big fix and the price to pay if it doesn't happen.