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Greater Sudbury


Released Friday, May 7, 2004

The Big Nickel Road Bridge at Lorne Street collapsed at approximately 10 am this morning.

Greater Sudbury Police, Emergency Medical Services and Greater Sudbury Fire Services are currently on site.

Emergency Services has confirmed that there are no injuries and there is no threat to public safety in any way.

The Big Nickel Road Bridge has been closed for restoration work since the end of March.

Nor-Eng Construction & Engineering Inc. is the contractor responsible for the restoration work.

Northland Engineering (1987) Ltd. is the consulting engineering firm responsible for designing and supervising the project.

City of Greater Sudbury staff and provincial government agencies, including the Ministry of Labour, have been called in to conduct an immediate investigation of the incident.

Traffic is currently being re-routed in the area.

The City of Greater Sudbury will post further updates.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Manager of Corporate Communications and French-language Services,
City of Greater Sudbury, 671-2489, ext. 4507.