Kiewit West will carry out the work, with demolition set to start in the first quarter of 2022 for completion about two years later.

Old Gerald Desmond Bridge

The same meeting also authorised a US$7.2 million contract under which WSP will provide construction management services for the project.

The bridge’s cable-stayed replacement (below) opened to traffic in October 2020 but the original structure’s lower main span is currently preventing passage by larger vessels.

New Gerald Desmond Bridge