News release

Bridge Collapse in Guysborough County

Tittle Bridge, in Guysborough County, collapsed today, July 7, as contractors were moving equipment on the site. One worker was taken to hospital for observation.

Tittle Bridge is a steel truss bridge leading to Durrell's Island, near Canso. The local fire department is providing residents assistance on an emergency basis as the department works towards re-establishing permanent access to the island.

The bridge was scheduled to be replaced this summer. Alva Construction was recently awarded the tender and was in the beginning stages of their work when the incident occurred.

The cause of the incident has yet to be determined. The Department of Labour and Advanced Education has been notified.

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