SLIDESHOW: New look at port of entry, bridge update Wednesday

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CORNWALL, Ontario - The never-ending wait to ride the new low-level bridge in Cornwall continues to drag on, but there could be a light at the end of the tunnel with an update planned for Wednesday.

Andre Girard, spokesperson for the Federal Bridge Corporation, said Monday an update is being made Wednesday in relation to the opening of the new bridge.

Beyond that Girard would not get into specifics.

New images from the scene show multiple lanes of traffic will be accommodated at the Canada Border Services Agency port of entry, and other large structures are going up as well.

Temporary buildings have been built or moved to the site at the base of Brookdale Avenue.

Chris Kealey, a spokesperson for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) told Seaway News there is no date, tentative or otherwise, for the completion of the new temporary port of entry.

"We're getting there," he said.

Construction of the bridge wrapped up weeks ago, but its opening has been delayed until the CBSA is ready with the port.

Federal officials had hoped to open the bridge before the end of 2013, but that deadline was pushed back until mid-January.

Organizations: Federal Bridge Corporation, FBC told Seaway News, Canada Border Services Agency

Geographic location: Ontario, Cornwall

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  • are-tee-1
    January 21, 2014 - 11:58

    When I see this only one word comes to mind; " STUPID ! "

  • Mohawk Nation
    January 21, 2014 - 01:58

    Typical Government Response..were getting there..sounds like SeaKing helicopter saga all over again...sad Chris Kealey, a spokesperson for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) told Seaway News there is no date, tentative or otherwise, for the completion of the new temporary port of entry. "We're getting there," he said.