I saw this in the local paper. I don't know what will be the outcome of this but Ceizur bridge will be closed this winter. I remember they closed that bridge a few years ago and they built an ice bridge north of Gatineau Club as an alternative. For those not familiar with the area, it is located near Gatineau Club on the woodrunner trail, between, let say......Rabaska Lodge and Pensive relay.
The Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks (MFFP) has decided to invest $ 1,791,000 in the reconstruction of the Ceizur bridge located in the Antoine-Labelle RCM of the Laurentides region. This investment represents 90% of the total project budget, which will increase the bearing capacity of the new bridge to 60 tonnes. The Ceizur bridge is an important access road to the forestry or recreational tourism activities of zecs, outfitters and off-road vehicle trails on public land. Announced in the 2016-2017 Budget Speech, the Multi-Resource Path Reimbursement Program (PRCM) aims to develop forest resource access roads and maintain and improve the existing network so that it is safe for various users. Part 2 of the PRCM, through which the Ceizur bridge project is financed, targets the strategic development of the road network as well as certain cases of force majeure. As in the case of the Ceizur bridge project, the PRCM finances up to a maximum of 90% of eligible costs, the other costs to be borne by local actors. In all, $ 4.82 million has been set aside for all projects. "Access to our forest land is providing employment for about 60,000 workers through our forest industry," said Luc Blanchette, Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks. This access to this important natural resource also allows other industries to create wealth in our regions: for hunting, fishing and trapping activities, this represents nearly 14,000 jobs and 1.8 G benefits. $ across Quebec. That's not to mention the three million Quebeckers who practice outdoor activities in the forest. The new Ceizur Bridge project is great news for the economic growth of the Laurentians region and its communities and for all users of the forest in the region. " "The Ceizur bridge is a key transportation structure for the Laurentides region," said Christine St-Pierre, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie and Minister responsible for the Laurentides region. I am proud that our government is committed to this work, which will ultimately benefit businesses, workers and even vacationers who will benefit more from the attractions of the surrounding public forest. " Built in 1955 north-west of Ferme-Neuve, the Ceizur Bridge spans the Gatineau River in Petawaga Zec. Its reconstruction began on November 27 and will be completely closed during the winter. The contractor who will perform the work ensures that it will be reopened as of mid-March 2018.