A snooper truck combs the underside of the Agassiz-Rosedale bridge on Monday morning

Snooper truck checks bridge

  • Thu Mar 10th, 2011 8:00pm
  • News

So, just what was that machine wrapped around the Agassiz-Rosedale bridge earlier this week?

An Emil Anderson manager tells The Observer it was a ‘snooper truck,’ looking for problems on the bridge.

Workers stand in a bucket at the end of a double-jointed crane, while inspecting a bridge’s underside.

The snooper truck is brought out once a year, to all bridges in the province, as part of an annual check up conducted by the provincial government’s Department of Highways.

The Agassiz-Rosedale bridge is the first of the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver bridges to get its check up each year. The work caused short delays on the bridge on Monday and Tuesday.

If the provincial work crew finds any deficiencies, those will be reported to the local contractors. In Agassiz, that contractor is Emil Anderson. By Thursday, Emil Anderson crews were already on the bridge starting repairs.