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.