News Release - October 8, 1998
NEW OUTLOOK BRIDGE OFFICIALLY OPENED
Highways and Transportation Minister Judy Bradley today announced the
official opening of the new Outlook Bridge crossing the South
Saskatchewan River at Highway No. 15 and Outlook.
"The construction of this new bridge is an investment in the
continuing economic growth in Outlook and the surrounding area,"
Bradley said. "It represents both an improvement for local traffic
and a major investment in our provincial transportation network."
The new wider bridge will easily handle the increased volume and size
of tractor trailers and farm machinery. Guardrails replace steel
truss spans, so load height is no longer a concern.
The new Outlook Bridge and associated roadwork were built by seven
contractors over two years at a cost of $11 million. The roadwork
totalled $3.8 million, while the bridge totalled $7.2 million.
"This new bridge improves on the vital east-west link recognized by
our town's founders in the early 1900s as so important to our growth
and development," said Outlook Mayor Bob Stephenson.
"The potato and alfalfa industries are growing in the Outlook area.
This new bridge accommodates that growth, helping producers better
transport their products," said Bill Sheppard, President, Lake
Diefenbaker Potato Corporation.
"The bridge improves the transportation route for producers and
all Highway No. 15 users who are visiting, passing through or
doing business in the Outlook area," said Jim Mills, president of
the Outlook and District Chamber of Commerce.
"Improving our highway system is a priority - and construction of
the new Outlook Bridge shows our commitment," Bradley said.
"This bridge will meet the transportation needs of the Outlook
region well into the next century."
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For more information, contact:
Director, Engineering Projects
Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation
Phone: (306) 933-5225