The Todd Creek Trestle on the Galloping Goose Trail near the Sooke Potholes is being temporarily closed for repairs.
Andy Orr, senior manager of communications at CRD (Capitol Regional District) explained that three of the support posts for the trestle were found to have failed.
“CRD Regional Parks staff commissioned an engineering assessment of the trestle, and the engineer recommended that the trestle be closed pending a more detailed evaluation of repair requirements,” said Orr.
He said details on the repairs are not available at this time, but they will hopefully be getting recommendations from engineers within the next week that will provide more information on what work needs to be done.
Orr said the CRD will advise the public once they know when the trestle can be re-opened.
Regional Parks has a reserve fund for maintenance and repair of things like the trestle, and for construction of new projects, so they anticipate using some of those funds to repair the trestle.
“It is a priority for the CRD to provide safe and enjoyable visitor experiences for our Regional Parks and Trails users,” said Orr. “We are currently investigating the nature of the repairs that are necessary to re-open the trestle to public use as soon as possible.”