Single lane alternating traffic is in effect today, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as crews work to replace a railing and concrete posts on the Tappen Overhead Bridge on Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm. (Google image)

Single lane alternating traffic is in effect today, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as crews work to replace a railing and concrete posts on the Tappen Overhead Bridge on Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm. (Google image)

UPDATE: Repairs complete on Highway 1 bridge west of Salmon Arm

Damages caused in Nov. 2 collision have been fixed, highway fully reopened

Update, 5 p.m.

Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm has been fully reopened.

Repairs being made on the Tappen Bridge have been completed, according to AIMRoads, an infrastructure maintenance company.

AIMRoads said the bridge has been inspected and is cleared for regular travel.

Original story:

Repairs are being made to the Highway 1 bridge in Tappen after damage occurred in a recent motor-vehicle collision.

On Nov. 2, a man lost control of his truck due to icy conditions and crashed into Tappen Overhead Bridge west of Salmon Arm.

According to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, repairs to the bridge require the replacement of concrete posts and fabricating steel components to replace the railing. The ministry is currently working with its maintenance contractor to coordinate the repairs.

The ministry said the bridge remains safe to travel on, though the speed limit has been reduced to 30 kilometres per hour.

According to DriveBC, single lane alternating traffic will be in effect on the bridge today, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and motorists can expect delays.

Read more: RCMP: ‘Icy conditions’ factor in single vehicle crash on Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm

Read more: UPDATE: Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm reduced to single lane alternating traffic


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