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Stoplight appears at South Slave's Pine Point Bridge

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Pine Point Bridge traffic is now being diverted over the old CN rail bridge as construction begins on the bridge on Highway 5 near the turnoff to Kátł’odeeche First Nation.

A stoplight – which has already surprised a few people – is controlling traffic over the single-lane rail bridge.

The rail bridge is just 4.5 metres wide.

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The Pine Point Bridge is set to be demolished and rebuilt this year, with a scheduled completion date of November 15, 2019.

The new bridge will be 10 metres wide and will have an open deck, similar to the Hay River West Channel Bridge.