James Street Bridge Remains Closed

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The James Street Bridge remains closed to train, vehicle and pedestrian traffic
The James Street Bridge remains closed to vehicle traffic
The James Street Bridge remains closed to train, vehicle and pedestrian traffic
The James Street Bridge remains closed to train, vehicle and pedestrian trafficker

Do Not Cross – James Street Bridge

THUNDER BAY – Charred support timbers and scorched metal are what the Ontario Fire Marshall has seen so far in the initial investigation of the James Street Bridge fire. it is the duty of the Ontario Fire Marshal to investigate the cause, origin and circumstances of any fire or of any explosion or condition that in the opinion of the Fire Marshal might have caused a fire, explosion, loss of life or damage to property.

The impact is causing people from Fort William First Nation to have to travel the longer route to get too and from Thunder Bay.

Yesterday, the bridge closure has also impacted CN as a train loaded with lumber remains on the south side of the Kam River.

CN Train loaded with lumber stuck on the south side of the tracks.
CN Train loaded with lumber stuck on the south side of the tracks.

The full impact of the bridge closure is yet to be realized.

Thursday at the Fort William First Nation, traffic was remaining heavy.

Logging truck loaded with logs headed to saw mill.
Logging truck loaded with logs headed to saw mill.

Fuelling Up on Fort William First Nation

Fuelling up at THP Variety and Gas Bar on FWFN after the fire - Line-ups were normal.
Fuelling up at THP Variety and Gas Bar on FWFN after the fire – Line-ups were normal.

At THP Variety and Gas Bar on the Fort William First Nation, it was business as usual on Thursday. Asking a pump attendant if it was busy, he commented that he thought it would be quieter, but that it was “So busy I don’t know how busy it is.” Line-ups for gas were long, and the service was fast and friendly.

Gassing up the gas station on FWFN
Gassing up the gas station on FWFN

Bannon's Gas Bar and restaurant on Fort William First Nation
Bannon’s Gas Bar and restaurant on Fort William First Nation

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