Tag Archive: ‘Canada cut in half’: Country’s only east-west highway closed after new bridge splits

on January 11, 2016 in World News

‘Canada cut in half’: Country’s only east-west highway closed after new bridge splits

The only road connecting Eastern and Western Canada has been shut after a newly-constructed bridge on Ontario’s Nipigon River split apart. Police have been redirecting people to take an alternate route through the US. The Ontario provincial police tweeted the following message this morning. UPDATE Road Closure: #Nipigon – Nipigon River Bridge is closed indefinitely in both directions for repairs ^jp — OPPCommunicationsNWR (@OPP_COMM_NWR) January 10, 2016 It also told CBC News the closure could last “possibly days,” as engineers work to determine the cause of the split, which saw the west side of the bridge pull away from the… View Article

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