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While there is still no timeline on when the James Street Swing Bridge could re-open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic, it will be at least another three months before the Canadian National Railway moves forward on any repairs.
Fort William First Nation Chief Georjann Morriseau met with CN officials Thursday to discuss the current state of the bridge that has been closed since late October after it was damaged by fire.
Although it was a positive meeting, Morriseau told TBT News there is still no concrete decision on when the bridge could re-open to vehicle traffic.
The chief said the company is waiting on a consultant's report before moving forward on repairing the structure.
"They don't anticipate receiving that for at least another three months," she said.
The company did mention pedestrian traffic could be allowed again "soon," added Morriseau.
In the meantime, Morriseau said she has reached out to Thunder Bay Transit to see about getting more buses to the community and she anticipates another meeting with CN.
"We need to maintain that dialogue,' she said.
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