The City of Williams Lake will be donating one of the River Valley bridges to the Cariboo Regional District.
The donation comes as council waived the purchasing policy of the Forestry Bridge, which was at the bottom of Frizzi Road.
“We had a bunch of bridges down there that fell into the river, and we’ve had to replace all those bridges down their now, because they were in the river and don’t support our heavy equipment anymore.” says Rob Warnock, Director of Municipal Services for the City of Williams Lake.
He added that they’ve already donated one other bridge, and still have a couple more they look to hang on to.
During City Council, City Councillor Michael Moses stated that the bridge donation could potentially save the City $2,000.
Since the bridge has been donated to the CRD, the bridge will go to the city landfill.
Warnock said that all the bridges have been replaced, but still need to bring power back to the lagoons, which should be completed between January and February.
From there, the City will look at the River Valley next year in the spring to see how everything is.