Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Timeline: New Brunswick's Petitcodiac River

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Timeline: New Brunswick's Petitcodiac River

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Timeline: New Brunswick's Petitcodiac River

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MONCTON, N.B. - An announcement Friday begins the final phase of a restoration plan for New Brunswick's Petitcodiac River. Here's a timeline of the river's last 50 years:

1966 -- Construction on the Petitcodiac Causeway begins, linking Moncton and Riverview.

1968 -- Construction is completed and the causeway is opened to traffic. Within three years, tonnes of silt are deposited downstream from the causeway, restricting fish movements and the tidal bore.

1969-1999 -- Various reports are done on the effects of the causeway on the area's ecosystems, and on issues with the operation of the causeway gates.

2001 -- A report makes numerous recommendations, including the removal of some or all of the causeway and the construction of a bridge. …

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