Government of New Brunswick

Built in 1961, the current Salmon River Bridge is located on Route 10 in Chipman.

The transportation link serves as a strategic corridor for residents and visitors to the Chipman area as well as industry. In 2019, the department recommended replacement of the bridge within 5 years.

The new Salmon River Bridge will offer many benefits such as:

  • improved safety for motorists;
  • better lighting on the bridge;
  • prevention of flood damage to the bridge;
  • improved ability to meet industry load requirements; and
  • a more resilient bridge to last 75 years.

Work on the new bridge is planned to begin in the Fall of 2022. The current bridge will close to traffic in Summer 2023. The new bridge is estimated to open in July 2024 weather permitting.

During the bridge closure, a detour route will be in place. In preparation for the start of the bridge project, the department will be upgrading the detour route such as raising the road along a segment of Route 116 near Briggs Corner, replacing a culvert on Route 123 and the bridge deck near Briggs Corner has been reinforced.

To learn more about the project, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.