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Pembroke Bridge (YAR014) Replacement Project, Yarmouth County, NS

The Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (NSTIR) is proposing to replace the existing Pembroke Bridge in Yarmouth County, NS. The existing structure consists of two side-by-side asphalt coated steel pipes (approximately 1.8 m high by 1.3 m wide) with concrete box culvert ends that are surrounded by infill. NSTIR is proposing to remove and replace the structure and infill with a single span bridge. A temporary detour structure is not anticipated, and traffic will be detoured along existing roads.

Works below the ordinary high water mark will involve the removal of approximately 275 m2 of existing infrastructure, including steel pipes, concrete box culverts, timber crib, surrounding infill and a portion of the adjacent wharf. The new abutments and armourstone are anticipated to cover an area of approximately 585 m2 below the ordinary high water mark.

Above water works extending beyond the existing right-of-way will include the partial removal of approximately 24 m2 of the adjacent wharf and the placement of armourstone. Armourstone is anticipated to cover an area of approximately 188 m2 east and approximately 250 m2 west of the bridge, as well as the alteration of approximately 124 m2 of wetland (salt marsh) habitat.

Construction of the proposed Project is tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2021. The Project schedule and timelines are subject to funding and securing the relevant permits and approvals.


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Latest update

Notice of Intent to Make a Determination – Start of Public Comment Period

July 14, 2020 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Small Craft Harbours (DFO-SCH) intends to make a determination regarding whether carrying out of the replacement of Pembroke Bridge, located at Chegoggin (Pembroke Dyke) Small Craft Harbour is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, DFO-SCH is inviting public comments in respect to that determination for 30 days following the posting of this notice.


Chyann Kirby, Environmental Advisor
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours
Chyann Kirby, Environmental Advisor
Gulf Fisheries Centre, 343 University Avenue
Moncton, NB E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-866-5164

  • Location

    • Pembroke Bridge at Chegoggin (Pembroke Channel) Small Craft Harbour (Nova Scotia)
  • Project Type

    • Ports and Harbours
    • Bridges
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby projects

..within 200 kilometres
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