(NIPIGON, ON) – The Nipigon River Bridge has malfunctioned, again, this time on the east side of the bridge. The ministry of transportation and contractors involved with the construction of the bridge are on site.
Sources have told us that the expansion joint has separated and failed on the east side of the bridge. The expansion joint is what connects the bridge deck to the abutment. The abutment is the portion of the bridge that comes up to the floating deck.
Westbound lanes are currently closed, according to sources.
***UPDATE May 25th 2018 @ 10:48pm Westbound Lanes Open
This is a developing story, we will update you as we have more information.
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**** UPDATE: PLEASE READ THE LINK BELOW TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED
(NIPIGON, ON) - On Friday, May 25th, 2018, the temporary expansion joint bolt anchors failed, according to an employee of the bridge construction, who wishes…