File photo of 5th Street Bridge.

File photo of 5th Street Bridge.

Courtenay bridge project delayed further

The 5th Street Bridge Project has been delayed again.

Two overnight closures had been planned to pour concrete on the weekend; however, crews encountered some challenges with the materials Sunday night.

“The concrete mix needs to meet very specific criteria and on-site tests showed it wasn’t meeting requirements,” the City of Courtenay said in a statement.

Once the concrete starts flowing, the contractor will only have one shot to get it poured and finished. At around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, they made the call to cancel the planned pour.

“Investigations are underway, and they will regroup and reschedule…We are so close to the finish line! We appreciate your patience,” reads a city statement.

READ: Courtenay’s Fifth Street bridge project completion further delayed