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Environment and Conservation
February 22, 2008


Inspections of T�Railway Structures Completed


All inspections along the T�Railway Provincial Park have now been completed, the Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister of Environment and Conservation, announced today.


All structures between St. John�s and Stephenville are now re-opened with the exception of Glide Brook near Deer Lake.  A further assessment has determined that the structure will remain closed until further notice.


Following a further engineering assessment, Mary Ann Brook and Black Duck Brook are now re-opened to the public.

Engineering assessments of the bridges between Stephenville and Port aux Basques were completed over the last two days and the following structures will remain closed:

                   Middle Brook

                   Barry Brook  

                   Fischells Brook

                   Robinsons River West

                   Robinsons River East

                   Flat Bay Bridge

                   Morris Brook Bridge

                   Codroy North Branch Bridge


�We have recommended closure until identified public safety issues are addressed,� said Minister Johnson.


�I cannot stress enough the tremendous effort of the engineers/technicians, conservation officers and parks personnel in carrying out these inspections.  I am delighted that all of these inspections are complete, and the structures determined safe are now re-opened for public use.�




Media contact:

Melony O�Neill

Director of Communications (Acting)

Department of Environment and Conservation

709-729-2575, 689-0928

2008 02 22                                                      6:10 p.m.                                                

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