HALIFAX: Although the speed limit on a local bridge has been reduced as a result of damage, the province maintains it is safe.

On January 10, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (DTIR) confirmed that the speed limit on the Lennox Passage Bridge on Isle Madame is reduced to 20 kilometres an hour while the department studies damage to the bridge’s joints.

The DTIR said the bridge is safe and the public will be advised if further restrictions are required.

“The speed limit was reduced on the Lennox Passage Bridge as a temporary measure to reduce the impact to the bridge until its joints are repaired,” said Marla MacInnis with the DTIR.

“The repairs will happen in the next few days and the speed limit will then return to normal.