Members of the crew that recently finished repairing the Vavenby bridge pose for a photograph. Pictured are (l-r) foreman Pyke Piquette, Andre Piquette, Quinn Arthur and Al Milton.

Members of the crew that recently finished repairing the Vavenby bridge pose for a photograph. Pictured are (l-r) foreman Pyke Piquette, Andre Piquette, Quinn Arthur and Al Milton.

Vavenby bridge open again

Argo Road Maintenance has finished repairs to Vavenby bridge

By Robyn Rexin

Argo Road Maintenance has finished repairs to Vavenby bridge.

The highways maintenance contractor had been repairing the bridge since Nov. 2. The bridge was closed between the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. but open to traffic the rest of the day. By Nov. 16, however, and ahead of schedule, bridge repairs were finished and it was open all day.

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The crew started on Nov. 2 at -17 degrees C and worked in all kinds of weather, sun, snow, and rain. The men, smiling, said that they did enjoy it.

They re-decked the whole bridge, replaced damaged wheel guards and rails, and replaced some structural beams under the bridge at both approaches. The damaged planks were given to some residents.

Argo foreman Pyke Etiquette said, ” I would like to thank the locals and the logging industry for being very understanding of what needed to be done.”

New bookmobile

During a TNRD board of directors meeting on Nov. 9 the board agreed that the present bookmobile was at its end.

It was decided to use $500,000 from the TNRD public library service reserve fund to replace it.

READ MORE: Zoning in with the Bookmobile

Special events coming

The next community potluck luncheon at Vavenby Church will be on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 11 – 2.

The annual Vavenby Community Christmas potluck dinner will be at the hall on Saturday, Dec. 9. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.

Santa will be flying from his workshop to the hall for the dinner so come on out for a visit with him and for the good food and company.

READ MORE: Vavenby News: Firefighters host Christmas dinner

Christmas in the Village will be at the Vavenby Church on Sunday, Dec. 10, beginning at 11 a.m.

There will be traditional Christmas music, special presentations, and a lunch to follow.

 

A sign advises motorists that the Vavenby bridge was being repaired. The bridge was fully open to traffic again on Nov. 16.

A sign advises motorists that the Vavenby bridge was being repaired. The bridge was fully open to traffic again on Nov. 16.