Yukon on track to replace 70-year-old Nisutlin Bay Bridge by 2026


The Yukon government is heading into a second year of construction on the Nisutlin Bay Bridge, with several more years of work on the horizon.

The bridge, which crosses Teslin Lake, Yukon, is the longest bridge on the Alaska Highway. It’s also a major infrastructure project, with the government committing $160 million.

Katie Munroe, the director of the transportation engineering branch for the Department of Highways and Public Works, joined the CBC’s Elyn Jones on Yukon Morning for an update on the project Friday.

This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

What was wrong with the old bridge, and why does it need to be replaced?

In the Yukon, most of our bridges have a

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