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56 Avenue bridge over Nicomekl River delayed again

Crews work on installing utility lines under the new 56 Avenue bridge on Thursday. Metal thieves made off with about 20 custom-made metal utility hangers from the construction site, delaying completion.  - Dan FERGUSON/Langley Times
Crews work on installing utility lines under the new 56 Avenue bridge on Thursday. Metal thieves made off with about 20 custom-made metal utility hangers from the construction site, delaying completion.
— image credit: Dan FERGUSON/Langley Times

Bad weather has forced a second postponement of the new 56 Avenue bridge over the Nicomekl River.

An update posted on the Township of Langley website says the bridge, located between 211 Street and 213A Street, is now scheduled to open on Friday, March 7.

While the website doesn’t give a reason, poor weather conditions and heavy snowfall is believed to be the cause.

The replacement of the aging bridge over the Nicomekl was originally scheduled to open by the end of January.

Then, the opening was moved back to Feb. 24 because work fell behind schedule after metal thieves stole custom-made metal hangers from the construction site.

The hangers were needed to support gas, water and sewer lines running underneath the bridge, and it took about three weeks to make replacements.

As well, the soil around the bridge turned out to be softer than tests first indicated.

Traffic will continue to be detoured along the Langley Bypass, Fraser Highway and 216 Street.

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