Alberni’s council buys new equipment

What do an excavator and some bridge components have in common in Port Alberni?

City to buy new excavator

Port Alberni city council has approved the purchase of a medium sized excavator for about $180,000, a downsize from the current one.

In his report, city engineer Guy Cicon said the current seven-year old excavator is currently worth about $90,000 and is too large for some of the city’s sewer and water projects.

 

Bridge over troubled water

The City of Port Alberni has saved some large metal bridge sections from the scrap heap and hope to use them for future crossings over Roger Creek and possibly the old plywood site pier.

The sections are worth $800,000 but the city is paying $35,000 for them.

These sections are being purchased from Alberni Engineering and are surplus fish pen bridge sections.

They measure 28 metres in length and are three metres wide.

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