Fishermen frustrated as Placentia lift bridge leaves boats stuck in harbour

The $50-million Sir Ambrose Shea Lift Bridge in Placentia works great — if you drive a car or a truck. The current problem is a cable reel that broke April 30, and the replacement isn’t due for about a month. Ken Viscount, a Placentia-area fisherman for more than 30 years, says it feels like they’ve been dealing with bridge problems day-in, day-out since it opened almost a couple of years ago. “It seems like every time it’s a good fishing time, like crabbing is now, I mean, that’s the fishermen’s moneymakers, eh? The bridge is broke,” >click to read<20:29

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