The rail bridge that washed out along the Saint Francis River in January near Brompton reopened to regular rail traffic last Thursday. According to Claudine Bois of St. Lawrence and Atlantic, the design of the new bridge gives it 30 per cent more clearance over the river than the previous bridge, making it less likely that the railway will be impacted by future flooding and ice jams. Bois said that traffic volume across the bridge is not very heavy at the moment as orders dropped while the company was running its trains on a detour around the washout. The company expects business to pick up again now that the route is back to normal. See full story in the Tuesday, April 10th edition of The Record.