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Heart Lake BF 80752 Bridge Replacement

Heart Lake First Nation is proposing to replace a bridge over the Piche River on the Heart Lake First Nations Reserve No. 167. The Project is located within SW 01-070-11 W4M (approximately 15 km east of Highway 881 and 70 km northeast of Lac La Biche) and consists of Bridge File (BF) 80752 crossing the Piche River along an unnamed local road.

An assessment of BF 80752 indicated that the bridge is in poor condition and near the end of its useful life, and requires either rehabilitation or replacement (WSP 2014). As the bridge was constructed in 1975 and usage is anticipated to increase significantly in the near future, bridge replacement was deemed to be the more favourable option given the risks typically associated with rehabilitation work. The Project entails replacement of the BF 80752 bridge from its current configuration (three span 5.5 m – 5.5 m – 5.5 m treated timber stringers with treated timber substructures) to a more durable option approximately 16 m downstream of the current location.

The existing bridge is along the only access road in or out of the First Nation, representing an essential piece of infrastructure for the community.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

October 28, 2020 – Indigenous Services Canada and Transport Canada intends to make a determination regarding whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada and Transport Canada is inviting public comments until November 28, 2020 respecting the determination.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
3 New Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - October 28, 2020
2 Notice of Determination for the Heart Lake BF 80752 Bridge Replacement - September 24, 2020
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - August 14, 2020

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Indigenous Services Canada
Stacey LeBlanc, Sr. Environment Officer
630 Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 4G2
Telephone: 780-782-8350

  • Location

    • Heart Lake First Nation (Alberta)
  • Project Type

    • Bridges
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Heart Lake First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby projects

..within 200 kilometres
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