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City wraps up work on historic bridge project

By Dave Flaherty/The Oshawa Express

The city has wrapped up construction on a pivotal element of a vast development project.

The Britannia Avenue East Bridge, which spans over the Oshawa Creek between Conlin Road and Pinder Crescent, was recently completed.

It is the longest street bridge ever constructed in the City of Oshawa.

It includes a new two-lane roadway, with sidewalks; bicycle lanes and LED lighting along the bridge.

A regional watermain and conduits for fibre-optic cables were also installed.

The $6.2 million project was approved in December 2017, and was given priority status in the 2018 capital budget.

The bridge was required to pave the way for the Kedron Part II plan, one of the largest development projects moving ahead in the city’s north end.

The massive undertaking between four different developers, who each own approximately a quarter of the site, covers approximately 1.8 sq. km of former agricultural land.