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October 27, 2017 6:38 pm

Quesnel River Bridge Sustains Significant Damage

Monday, March 6, 2017 @ 11:34 AM

Quesnel, B.C.-  RCMP in Quesnel want to speak with the  driver of a vehicle that slammed into  the Quesnel River Bridge.

Quesnel RCMP were  advised   on Friday  last week, that  the bridge had been struck.   About 50 feet of  railing and cement between the pedestrian sidewalk and the southbound roadway portion of the bridge has been damaged.

The driver responsible didn’t stick around.

Police say  evidence at the damage site (which includes  dual wheel impressions , aluminum and broken plastic) is likely from a light bar and front bumper of a semi truck.

Police believe  a  large truck struck the railing while travelling southbound and did not stop to report the damage.

The bridge is still structurally sound but will need to be repaired at a substantial cost.

Police are asking the driver involved in the collision or anyone who may have witnessed the collision to call the Quesnel RCMP at (250) 992-9211 or BC Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 .



well, I wonder if there is enough paint on the concrete to at least determine color of rig.

The color of the broken plastic should give them a clue. I do wonder how they determined the dual wheel impressions though.

Need a bypass around downtown Quesnel anyway. That bridge is a twin of Salmon Valley and just as bad.

    Residents didn’t want one.

    How is the bridge to blame for an alleged “professional” hitting it? I’m Dumbfounded. :)

      Same here. :-)

All the little towns between PG and Cache Creek are afraid if the highways bypassed them then they’d become ghost towns. The loss of revenue from truckers and passenger traffic I’m sure would be substantial, but apparently it could shave 3 hours off the trip to the lower mainland.
The highway grid in the U.S. bypasses many small towns that really became hurt when they came off the main travel routes.
I don’t know what the answer is, but I know I’d prefer the shorter route to the coast.

    I doubt if you could shave off 3 hours to the coast,. In any event these highways are built for the people who live in the Interior, so what would be the sense of bypassing them.???

    In any event whats the hurry. Take some time to smell the roses.

I despise driving through Quesnel! The route is narrow, too many trucks, road is beat up, and yet the residents don’t want a bypass?? What gives, THEN improve the route, make It wider, nicer and easier to drive through. I cannot wait to get out the other side because I have to drive through this outdated route. On a motorcycle it’s worse with the ruts the trucks create. Want tourist friendly get with the program! Bridges are the least of the worries here!

Quesnel is by far the worst town to drive through between Vancouver and Chetwynd. Nobody else even comes close.

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