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Richmond seeks $1.4 million for repair bill after truck hits Cambie overpass

The City of Richmond is negotiating with ICBC to pay for the repairs.
The Cambie overpass was damaged when a vertical trailer hit it in February. Photo submitted

The City of Richmond is seeking compensation from ICBC for the $1.4 million it will cost to repair the Cambie overpass after a tractor-trailer smashed into it in February.

The trailer on the southbound truck was raised in a vertical position when it hit the overpass above Knight Street, severing the trailer from the vehicle.

City staff is asking city council to approve the expenditure, but, they note, since the damage was done by a third party, they will seek compensation “for all damages to the City property, as well as all repair costs through legal channels and negotiations with ICBC.”

The overpass was deemed safe for vehicles to use, but there was damage to the sidewalk and north-side vehicle lane, which remain closed.

The Cambie overpass repair issue will be dealt with at next week’s public works meeting.

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