Fort Babine Bridge Walkway

Fort Babine I.R. No. 6 is accessed by a 91m long multiple span single lane bridge crossing the Babine River. The existing structure has been in service for approximately 35 years. In March 2020 a condition assessment was conducted to assess the present conditions and to investigate the feasibility of adding a walkway to the bridge. The assessment included evaluating the bridge superstructure and substructure members including girders, pier columns and cap. The assessment recommended installing a new cantilevered walkway along the north side of the existing bridge to provide a safe all-weather pedestrian access across the River for the community. 
An additional inspection was carried out in April 2021 to evaluate the deck condition of the bridge. The bridge deck was found to be in poor condition and required replacing.
The work to be carried out includes removing the bridge existing timber decking, widening the existing bridge to provide a new 1.2m wide pedestrian walkway, installing new guardrails, extending the abutments on each side to accommodate the new sidewalk, and install new timber subdeck and decking on the bridge.

Waste generated from the project will mainly include disposal of existing wood bridge decking. 

Treated timber curbs, timber riser blocks and railing close to the new sidewalk are to be salvaged for reinstallation.

All work is being completed above high water mark and silt fencing will be set up to ensure that sediment doesn't enter the river.

Note: Based on the information provided by Lake Babine Nation and their consultant, WSP.


Latest update

January 10, 2021 - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project:
is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Indigenous Services Canada
Fasih Siddiqui, Senior Engineer
1138 Melville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4S3
Telephone: 604-376-0802
Fax: 604-775-7149

  • Location

    • Lake Babine, Fort Babine IR#6, Babine River (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Bridges
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Lake Babine Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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