Despite the exceptional circumstances, was the builder still obligated to rebuild the bridge according to the agreed-upon schedule?

Despite the exceptional circumstances, was the builder still obligated to rebuild the bridge according to the agreed-upon schedule?

Yes, in the case of Breeknock Co. vs. Pritchard, despite the exceptional circumstances of the flood destroying the bridge, the court held that the builder was still obligated to rebuild the bridge according to the terms outlined in the contract. The agreement’s terms and obligations regarding the construction and maintenance of the bridge remained binding, necessitating the builder to adhere to the agreed-upon schedule for reconstruction, despite the unforeseen events that caused the bridge’s destruction.