The Ministry of Transportation and engineering firm Stantec is recommending replacing the Swing Bridge in Little Current with a near-identical swing bridge that features double lanes.
According to the ministry, the new bridge will be located slightly to the west of the current bridge but will still maintain, for the most part, its present location.
The three open meetings to discuss the various aspects of bridge design offered the public a say as to what design they preferred, with the iconic bridge design being maintained.
The public will also now have a say in how the bridge is salvaged or relocated.
The ministry will now undertake a transportation environmental study report over the summer months.
It could take up to ten more years before the project is complete.
For more details, visit: http://www.swingbridgestudy.ca/