06/27/2014 11:34 EDT | Updated 08/27/2014 05:59 EDT

Ground broken on new $5.5-million bridge on Nova Scotia highway

ANTIGONISH, N.S. - Ground has been broken on a new, $5.5-million bridge in Nova Scotia.

Work on the Heatherton bridge near Antigonish is expected to be complete in July 2015.

The new structure on Highway 104 is being built by Nova Construction of Antigonish.

Ottawa is contributing up to $1.8 million toward the bridge, while the provincial government will provide $3.7 million.

The bridge is part of the province's five-year plan to improve highways, roads and bridges.