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Map showing the general location of the Fort Point Bridge (4th Avenue Bridge) in Invermere

The District of Invermere is in the process of making changes to the Fort Point Bridge on 4th Avenue. Vehicle traffic will not be permitted within 1.5 meters of the sidewalk, this will result in the bridge operating with a single lane of traffic only. The changes are recommended in a recent engineering report received following the annual bridge inspection and are needed for public safety until a replacement bridge is constructed. Motorists may continue to use the Fort Point Bridge provided the traffic pattern changes described below are followed.

  • Motor Vehicles must be kept at least 1.5 meters away from the pedestrian sidewalk located on the east side of the bridge.
    • A set of barriers will be placed near the North and South ends of the bridge to help motorists keep motor vehicles near the centre line of the road.
  • Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 9 tonnes (including towed trailers) on the bridge at any time.
  • Speed limit of 30 km/hr for all motor vehicles approaching and crossing the bridge.

Please pay careful attention to the changes and yield to oncoming traffic when approaching the Fort Point Bridge. The District of Invermere apologizes in advance for any traffic delays or disruptions that these important changes to motor vehicle movements may impose on the public.

If you have any questions or concerns about the changes to the movement of motor vehicles over the Fort Point Bridge, please contact the District of Invermere by phone 250-342-9281 or by email to:

Angela MacLean, P.Eng.
Director of Public Works & Operations

Andrew Young, MCIP, RPP
Chief Administrative Officer



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