Nipigon Bridge Open for Traffic – One Lane

Breaking News

THUNDER BAY – Breaking – This morning, the Nipigon Bridge has been opened for traffic – One lane has been opened. Overnight crews placed heavy concrete blocks on the bridge in an effort to stabilize the structure.

The move to open the bridge comes about an hour after the Ontario Provincial Police reported that the bridge would be closed indefinitely.

Traffic on the bridge will be alternating with east and then westbound vehicles, led reportedly by a pilot vehicle.

It is not known at this time how long the bridge may be open for traffic, or if the opening is to help clear some of the backlog of trucks and vehicles.

Update: 09:45EST

The Ministry of Transportation advises the motoring public that Highway 11/17, at the Nipigon River Bridge is open to single lane traffic.

Safety is our top priority.  Motorists are reminded to obey and follow all traffic signage and flag persons for the safety of both workers and drivers. Please reduce your speed when approaching the bridge and follow all flagging operations.

For the latest information on highway closures, the public can call 511, MTO’s Road Information Line or check

The Ontario Minister of Transport issued a statement last night. Click here for that update.