"We appreciate the patience of drivers in the Tusket area during the construction of this bridge," said Bill Estabrooks, Nova Scotia’s minister of transportation and infrastructure renewal. "Road safety is always our prime concern and this new bridge will serve Yarmouth County well for many decades."
Work on the $3.8-million bridge began last fall. A dry spring allowed the bridge approaches to be completed this month as scheduled. The new bridge is 81 metres long and carries two lanes of traffic. The previous bridge had one lane.
The old Tusket bridge collapsed on the evening of Nov. 9, 2010, following several days of heavy rain and flooding conditions in southwestern Nova Scotia.