Construction crews have been busy down at the Morrin Bridge, just east  of Morrin, and according to Wayne Wood from Alberta Transportation, things are going smoothly.

"The pier construction is ongoing. We are now onto to pier two which is the east pier along the bridge the road work continues that will lead to the alignment of the new bridge," informed Wood.

The bridge has been standing since the 1950's and was in need of a makeover.

"We got a note from the guys this morning that work is progressing well. We will continue working into the late fall and then after freeze up we will be able to do some more work," continued Wood.

The new bridge is being built just north of the existing bridge and will cost $20.4 million, which includes the cost of demolition of the old bridge.

"There was a little bit of delay with the weather conditions earlier this year, but we are still on track to have things open by 2020," concluded Wood.

When all is said and done the bridge will span 140 meters long with a 12-meter roadway. It will also not have overhead trusses allowing all heights of vehicles to move through the bridge.

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