The Florenceville Bridge was built in 1965 across the St. John River in Florenceville-Bristol. The bridge was part of the former Trans-Canada Highway network prior to the construction of the current four-lane highway and the bridge is heavily used by industry, local farmers and businesses.
In 2018, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure started repairs on the Florenceville Bridge, which are ongoing. The repairs include replacing the deck, barriers and railings, upgrading the bridge approaches and refurbishing the bridge piers. The project was broken down into five phases, and the completion of the project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2024.
Once complete, the lifespan of the bridge will be extended by another 30 years.
- Phase 1: replacing bearings at Pier 14 and doing some repairs to the pier and beams.
- Phase 2: complete replacement of the approach structure.
- Phase 3: Replacing the bearings at Pier 8 and rehabilitation of the deck at the north approach spans which includes replacement of the barriers and railings.
Status: Ongoing. To be completed in 2022.
- Phase 4: Includes the deck rehabilitation of the south approach and main span which includes replacement of the barriers and railings.
Status: Planned to start in 2022 and completed in 2023.
- Monitoring the bearings at some of the piers to determine the need of replacing those as part of Phase 5.
Status: Completed by 2022