It seems the Ministry of Highways wants to replace the bridge by the Dam Inn with an earth/rock fill structure as an inexpensive replacement. While it may be financially prudent there is much to be said for keeping an access open for use of the Slocan Vally Rail trail through this point. I would ask the ministry to consider the incorporation of a small galvanized steel multi-plate tunnel in the earth fill so that access can be maintained for this important trail. Multi-plate underpasses have been used all over the world, are inexpensive and long-lasting.
Richard Dean, Nelson