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--- Quote from: AsphaltPlanet on October 28, 2021, 09:45:34 PM ---A couple of views of the Route 8 bridge in Fredericton on a foggy October morn:

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Very nice!

The Princess Margaret Bridge. It carried the Trans Canada Highway into Fredericton when TCH Route 2 followed the north side of the Saint John River from near Jemseg. Route 8 was routed across the bridge in 2001 when the new Fredericton-Moncton divided highway opened and stayed on the south side of the river through Oromocto.   

I find the old two-lane segments of former Trans-Canada pretty interesting to be honest.  Some of the old two lane interchanges are really relics from a bygone era.


--- Quote from: andrepoiy on October 27, 2021, 09:21:51 PM ---
--- Quote from: Concrete Bob on October 26, 2021, 10:49:11 PM ---For a province having a population of about 790,000 residents, New Brunswick sure has an extensive network of freeways.  I am impressed.   

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Yeah, I was scratching my head why NB looked like they had a higher density of freeways than say Maine. I wonder where that money come from...

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The New Brunswick freeway system is relatively new, there was hardly any freeway mileage before 1990, except through St. John. The first longer distance freeway was St. John to Moncton, which was completed in the late 1990s.

They created the New Brunswick Highway Corporation in 1995. It was a PPP to build the Fredericton - Moncton Highway as a greenfield four lane freeway (completed in 2001) and later the four laning of the entire Trans-Canada Highway, completed in 2007.

The Fredericton - Moncton Highway was a toll road for only a brief period of time, the tolls were scrapped even before the entire project was completed.

Another big project was the Route 1 Gateway Project, to upgrade Highway 1 from St Stephen to St John. This was completed in stages until 2012.

Stephane Dumas:
A little bump to mention then the Centennial Bridge in Miramichi will be refurbished with a sidewalk.

--- Quote ---A major refurbishment of the Centennial Bridge in Miramichi will include a sidewalk, the provincial government confirmed this week.

"We're very pleased to see that our advocacy efforts have worked," Miramichi Mayor Adam Lordon said of the city and resident efforts to ensure a pedestrian crossing is maintained.

The province is in the midst of a refurbishment of the bridge built in 1967 estimated to cost $100 million now expected to wrap up in 2025. The work was funded by both the provincial and federal governments.

The 1.1-kilometre span is a significant link in the city. It's a connection between northern and southern New Brunswick, but also for residents in the city separated by the Miramichi River.
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Signage at the interchange between NB-1 and NB-2 near Moncton, New Brunswick, taken in October, 2021.  Interestingly, this interchange uses Ontario's Type 2 style overhead sign supports.  Quebec's overhead sign supports seem more common in my unscientific recent memory of New Brunswick:


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