Flood Mitigation Project complete
One small piece of the municipality’s flood mitigation puzzle is now in place.
Public Works began the work to lift the short railway bridge over the Wash Brook between Centre 200 and the Prince Street Sobey’s by three feet earlier this month, and the big lift is now complete.
Public works spokesperson John Phelan says the lift was necessary, as ice would build up at the low bridge and cause water to back up further upstream.
Phelan says the bridge only had two feet of clearance at best, and crossed the Wash Brook at one of its narrowest points.
The tracks that cross the bridge are part of a spur line that goes through the site of the former Sydney steel plant and eventually crosses the SPAR just east of the Lingan Road intersection.
Work is continuing to pull up the tracks at the intersection of SPAR and Lingan to open the Inverness Street extension, although an opening date has yet to be set.