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Another $1.17M spent on city’s ‘Bridge of Sighs’

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The Donohue Bridge is about to get another $1.17 million in repairs.

South Vidal Street and the pedestrian walkway beside Sarnia’s own ‘Bridge of Sighs’ will be closed while crews from Carlington Construction jack up and shore the superstructure of the span connecting residential Sarnia with the Chemical Valley.

Old and failing concrete will be removed, the steel blast-cleaned and new concrete poured and patched.

The bridge has been under reconstruction for much of the past eight years at an estimated cost of at least $7 million and counting.

In fact, it has taken longer and cost more per-metre to repair the Donohue Bridge than it did to build the Blue Water Bridge to Michigan.

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