1.02.01 - A PC government will work with government officials and the private sector to protect, rebuild or replace our covered bridges.
“It is for these reasons that the Government of New Brunswick has asked the Departments of Transportation and Infrastructure (DTI) and Tourism, Heritage and Culture (THC) to develop a long-term management strategy that will provide a framework for the optimization and conservation of these assets, and to maximize their value for New Brunswick.”
“The government started a review earlier this year of all the covered bridges and river ferries and said it will take into consideration their cultural, heritage and transportation value.”
“New Brunswick has 58 covered bridges of which 54 are maintained by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure.”
“The Province’s covered bridges and ferries are recognized as symbols of ingenuity in transportation and offer value to the Province’s identity, heritage and culture.”
“The provincial government has launched a review of New Brunswick’s network of covered bridges and river ferries. The review will take into consideration cultural, community and heritage values, as well as transportation needs. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Oliver says the review will support a long-term management strategy that will include input from the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, stakeholders and communities to ensure these assets are effectively managed to provide maximum value to the province.”