Mushamush Bridge Repair
The Mushamush Bridge is at least 100 years old this year.
The steel superstructure is older than that, having been previously used in Quebec for an uncertain number of years. This year’s phase of a multi-year program is to repair the cracks and crumbling on the two 50 ft high concrete piers and the abutments on either side of the bridge.
Now that the scaffolding has been erected, work involves cleaning off loose surfaces and exposing the cracks in the piers. The majority of the cracks will be repaired by an injection process of an epoxy product to bind the structure together. Additionally for extra strength, each pier will be through bolted at intervals over the whole height of the pier. The surface will then be cleaned up and ready to last until 2123!
This phase will take about 5 months. The Dynamite Trail Association is extremely grateful for the financial support of The Province of Nova Scotia, The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg