RCMP in Caraquet, N.B. are asking for the public's help in investigating a suspicious fire Thursday that completely destroyed a kilometer-long bridge on the Acadian Peninsula.

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At approximately 3:15 p.m., RCMP and area fire crews responded to a blaze on the wooden multi-purpose bridge in Inkerman, according to Sgt. Stéphane Blanchard.

The former train bridge is part of the New Brunswick Trail System, and connects the southern peninsula with the northern part. It is used year round by the public for walking and cycling as well as by ATV and snowmobile drivers.

Police say the cause of the fire is considered suspicious. The investigation is continuing with the assistance of the Fire Marshal's office.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Caraquet detachment at (506) 726-5222.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact New BrunswickCrime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by texting TIP212 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637), or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.

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