The bridge and trestle inspection team has begun its assessment of the 48 structures along the Island railroad. The field work will be completed by December of 2011. The Island Corridor Foundation had requested this review be undertaken before work began on the $15 million rail infrastructure. The B.C. government has approved a $7.5 million contribution and the ICF is awaiting word from the federal government for a matching amount. The $500,000 inspection will report on the state of repair, the life of each structure and the weight loading.