The Sir Robert Bond bridge underwent rehab work in 2010, but two years later it remains rated in overall poor condition, and repairs are recommended within one year.
The 1958 bridge, which spans the Trans-Canada Highway near Bishop’s Falls, has a substructure deemed in poor condition, as are its expansion joints, bearing seat, curbs, deck and roadway.
There are cracks and concrete deterioration. The abutments and retaining walls are recommended for rehab, but there has been no announcement yet of that work.
That bridge is one of nearly 170 in the provincial roads network judged to be in poor condition.
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The Department of Transportation and Works told The Telegram that some of those are being worked on, including the E.S. Spencer bridge on the TCH near Terra Nova, which is being replaced. Others are scheduled for rehab or are being reviewed, or the repairs can be delayed awhile.
When it comes to bridges deemed in overall…