The Old Truro Road Highway #4 (Nova Scotia) resident said the Bear Brook Bridge is deteriorating away with concrete falling from its base.
“If it keeps going now it’s going to be all down the brook,” he said. “Someone is going to get killed.”
“See how it is all bowed out here. That whole thing is gone,” he said during a recent interview at the bridge site. “It has been this bad for a while and I keep on calling transportation and I get one guy and then I get another guy. The big trucks go by and one of these days it is going to let go.”
MacKeighan said the Bear Brook Bridge is a popular fishing hole for many youth and he is afraid that they will get trapped by debris if it collapses while they are casting their lines.
“I am scared for the kids,” he said. “It’s in bad shape. They will have to do something.”
Sandy Keddy with the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation bridge inspection unit said an inspection was done the Bear Brook Bridge this past spring after the department received a complaint from MacKeighan.
He said the bridge is considered safe and there is no maintenance work scheduled for it in the near future.