Brilliant Suspension Bridge temporarily unavailable

For three weeks, access to the historic Brilliant Suspension Bridge, the nearby Brilliant Road, and the Observation Deck will be closed.

  • Apr. 17, 2015 11:00 a.m.

The Brilliant Bridge was constructed in 1913 by Doukhobors using hand tools and traditional techniques.

Canadian Pacific has been working with the RDCK to permit the removal of metal-impacted soils within the RDCK’s lands near the historic Brilliant Suspension Bridge and Observation Deck. The impacted soils were identified in this area and appear to be residual from a historic derailment that occurred nearby in the mid-1970’s.

The soils have been tested and are non-hazardous.

They will be excavated and removed to the local RDCK landfill. The work is being carried out by an experienced environmental remedial contractor, Quantum Remediation, and supervised by local Nelson staff from the environmental consultant SNC-Lavalin Environment & Water.

The work is expected to occur within a three-week period starting the end of April 2015.

Beginning April 27th during active construction, access to the historic Brilliant Suspension Bridge, the nearby Brilliant Road, and the Observation Deck will be closed. Access to the historic Brilliant Suspension Bridge and a portion of the Brilliant Road will be reopened outside of regular construction hours.

For more information:

Please contact the CN Community Connect line at 1-800-766-7912

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