City of Thunder Bay’s legal costs for James Street Swing Bridge reopening totalled $1.6M – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201964 Views

Nov 13, 2019

The six-year legal saga to reopen the James Street Swing Bridge to vehicular traffic came with a seven-figure cost for the City of Thunder Bay.

The city’s legal bills cost $1.6 million, city manager Norm Gale confirmed to CBC News, after being partially offset by receiving $300,000 in court-ordered costs.

The bridge, owned by CN Rail, connects Thunder Bay to Fort William First Nation across the Kaministiquia River. The century-old span had been closed to vehicular traffic since a fire on the night of Oct. 29, 2013, though trains resumed crossing that week.

The century-old bridge reopened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic late last week following repair work earlier this year.

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