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New McCutcheon bridge open for business, Old bridge gone forever

posted Oct 2, 2014, 9:46 AM by Van koughnet   [ updated Oct 29, 2014, 10:57 AM ]
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Open for business - the new McCutcheon bridge officially opens on Sept. 29, 2014  Photo by Chris Varga
The New McCutcheon bridge was opened for traffic on Monday September 29th 2014.

Removal of the old bridge foundation Oct 2, 2014 - Photo by Chris Varga
An Iconic member of our community, the "old" McCutcheon bridge  was decommissioned immediately following the opening of the new bridge.  Only a few boulders and bits of foundation remained 3 days later, on Oct. 2 2014, forever changing the landscape of this community.  

Removal of the old bridge foundation Oct 2, 2014 - Photo by Chris Varga
Parts of the old railings were preserved and there is talk of utilizing them in some decorative fashion, perhaps as an onsite garden backdrop.

Photo by Judy Doyle Williams
We have the Village Square, but this little four way stop has very regularly
been the centre of attention, bringing residents together in celebration (The Great Lemonade Race), and concern (our annual spring flood).  The Old bridge was a popular subject for photographers, painters, sight seers and Newly weds.  This week we did not just lose a means to get from A to B.  Many will mourn it's passing, but many others are hopeful that the new bridge will put an end to flooding fears . 

We can still focus on the positive memories associated with this old bridge, preserved in countless photos and videos on this website!  ;)