Weight Restrictions Applied to Waverly and Fall River Bridges

Weight Restrictions Applied to Waverly and Fall River Bridges

(November 9, 2011) – Effective immediately, weight restrictions will be applied to two bridges in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). The bridges were identified as part of HRM’s routine bridge monitoring program. They were noted to be showing signs of deterioration requiring further inspection and immediate weight restrictions. Details are listed below.

A request for proposals to identify an appropriate plan to address the Waverley Bridge structural issues will be posted on HRM’s procurement website in the coming days. HRM services, including fire, solid waste and snow removal, are not affected by these restrictions. Alternate routes around the bridges are available.

The affected bridges are as follows:

Waverley Bridge – located on Rocky Lake Road near its intersection with Waverley Road.
Online map

Weight restrictions:

  • 3 TONNES SINGLE AXLE
  • 6 TONNES TANDEM AXLE
  • 8 TONNES TRIDEM AXLE

McQuarrie Bridge – located on the Fall River Road near Trunk 2.
Online map

Weight restrictions:

  • 6 TONNES SINGLE AXLE
  • 11 TONNES TANDEM AXLE
  • 15 TONNES TRIDEM AXLE

Check out the new Fall River Canal Days website

The Fall River Canal Days website has had a complete makeover, the new site contains all the news, images and links from the old site, but it is now in a new magazine format. You should take a look and give the committee some feedback…

http://www.fallrivercanaldays.ca

Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Fair

Volunteer Firefighters a re a vital part of our community. With the help of District 2 Councillor Barry Dalrymple, Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Services Zone 4 (Waverley, Grand Lake, FallRiver, Wellington, and Goffs) will be holding a firefighter recruitment event on Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the old Fall River Recreation Centre. Helping out with the event are Station 43 Lt. Darrell MacLean and Station 42 Deputy Chief Dwayne Bell. They encourage anyone interested in volunteering for the fire service to come out and see what it’s all about. A rain date of Nov. 20 has also been scheduled.