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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Okanagan Lake Bridge annoucement

Update June 24, 2005: Well no announcement on the bridge. I wonder why? Was Castanet wrong about more than just the date of the announcement. I met some folks that work in the construction field today and they said they were sure it was the local compaines that got the contract. I guess we wait some more. They will build the bridge right?

Treasury Board will announce the SNC-Lavalin Group has been awarded the contract to build the new bridge across Okanagan Lake. According to Ted at Kelowna Politics, SNC-Lavalin beat out the Flatiron Constructors group of fifteen players.

The bridge has been delayed some four years already. For some humour check out BC Liberals Sindi Hawkins and The Thorpedo (Rick Thorpe) at a press conference held just before the last election.

You have to see this for yourself. Shaw coverage of news conference unedited!

Castanet, An Okanagan News Service said yesterday ...
"Two major players in the construction process will be Grey Back Construction of Penticton and Emil Anderson Construction of Hope and Kelowna. Work will begin immediately and the project is to be ready for the fall of 2008. Other members of the SNC-Lavalin team are Vancouver Pile Driving, Buckland & Taylor providing specialized bridge engineering services, plus many more international companies. The pontoons will be built on a graving dock to be constructed on the Tolko land beside Bear Creek Park on the Westside."

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