Othello bridge closed for the season

Safety measures were put in place after the bridge connecting tunnels two and three received structural damage to its foundation

Erosion has broken the continuous connection between the five Othello Tunnels in Coquihalla Canyon Park.

The province is asking visitors to obey safety measures put in place after the bridge connecting tunnels two and three received structural damage to its foundation.

According to BC Parks, this bridge will remain closed for the rest of the season while repairs are being made.

Tunnels one and two remain accessible from the parking lot, and tunnels three, four and five are accessible from the Kettle Valley Railway Trail.

A continuous route through the park, which would bypass the tunnels and follow the historic Hope-Nicola Trail, is currently under development and is expected to be in place soon.

BC Parks is working closely with the community of Hope and others to repair the bridge.

Updates on the project will be provided via the BC Parks’ website at www.BCParks.ca