Lesser Slave River News

Community news updates from the MD

Drivers Face 90-minute Detour as Smith Bridge Deteriorates

Rreeve says a complete replacement is needed — not only to keep the town alive, but also to provide a connection to tourism and oil & logging industries.

Old Bridge Over the Athabasca Needs Replacing

Alberta government says replacing the Smith Bridge is no longer its responsibility.

MD Leaning Toward Berm on Marten Beach

Twelve adults and a five-month-old baby attended the M.D. of Lesser Slave River Sept. 14 council meeting, because Marten Beach flood mitigation was on the agenda.

MD Launches Smith Bridge Rebuild Campaign at Fall Fair

Get the facts, share your thoughts, and learn more about the campaign to replace this critical infrastructure.

Smith Bridge More or Less Standing on Three Legs

The Smith Bridge is as picturesque as ever, but not as stable as it should be, according to an engineer’s assessment.

Marten Beach Flood Mitigation Update

Update of the Marten Beach Flood Disaster Risk Management Strategy.

Smith Bridge Gets New Decking

The bridge over the Athabasca River at Smith will get a new deck – or partial deck – this summer.

Wartime Bridge Still in Use – How Long Can it Last?

Review an aggregated Smith Bridge news article from Joe McWilliams of the Lakeside Leader.

Smith Bridge Rebuild

IN FOCUS:
REBUILDING THE SMITH BRIDGE

The Smith Bridge is five years past its engineered lifespan.The time to rebuild is now, and we need the Province to prioritize the required funding. Learn what the MD is doing to get this critical piece of infrastructure on the road to replacement.

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