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CN Ordered to Reopen Bridge for Vehicle Traffic
Date: June 11, 2018
Time: 1:11 PM
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June 11, 2018 – In response to the City’s appeal heard in January 2018 by the Court of Appeal for Ontario, CN has been ordered to reopen the James Street Swing Bridge for all vehicles, including cars and trucks, and maintain it in accordance with its contractual obligation under the 1906 Agreement.

“This is a good day,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs. “The highest court in Ontario has ruled in our favour, and we now look to CN to repair and reopen the bridge as they are obligated to do.”

The bridge has been closed to vehicle traffic since October 2013 after fire damage.

“We are very pleased with today’s decision,” said City Manager Norm Gale. “We expect that CN will now carry out any necessary repairs and reopen the bridge.”

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Contact: City Manager Norm Gale, 625-2224