Engineers continue to study the situation at Belleville’s Bridge Street bridge where crumbling on the concrete arches caused the city to restrict traffic nearly two weeks ago.
Pedestrian traffic was stopped and motorized traffic was restricted to one lane in each direction.
Deputy Director of Engineering Ray Ford now tells Quinte News the fallen concrete has been completely removed and the sidewalks on both sides of the bridge have been re-opened.
Motorized traffic is still restricted.
Ford says he’s “comfortable” with what they see, having reviewed the bridge.
They haven’t noticed any more falling debris and are continuing to monitor it and what they have found so far, Ford says, “with the lane restrictions we have in place should be OK for the time being.”
Fords says he is now awaiting the engineer’s full report to fully understand the situation.
He says that report will go to city council, if that is required.