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CityPlace bridge closure frustrates residents

11/01/2012 08:03 EDT | Updated 01/01/2013 05:12 EST
Residents of the CityPlace condo development are angry after a brand new footbridge that links their building with the downtown core was ordered closed by the city.

The bridge spans the railway tracks, offering residents an easy and scenic route to Front Street.

Residents were excited to see the bridge open last week but soon afterward the city ordered it closed, citing "deficiencies" discovered during an inspection.

That's frustrating for residents who say the development has already been plagued by numerous construction delays.

The developer said in a statement that the bridge is finished and they expect it will re-open again soon pending further inspections by the city.

Local Coun. Adam Vaughan told CBC News that minor problems led to the bridge's closure and he also expects it will re-open soon.

Click on the video link above to watch Jeff Semple's story.

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