Temporary crossing being built as Teeswater River bridge to close in August

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The Teeswater River Bridge in Bruce County will close in August, as construction continues to replace the aging structure. A temporary bridge is being built.

The original Teeswater River Bridge in Paisley was constructed in 1935 and provided over 85 years of service to the community. Looby Construction Ltd. is the contractor for this construction project and BM Ross is the Project Engineer.

owen sound bridgePartial funding for this project is provided by the Canada Community Building Fund (CCBF). Construction began in May and Bruce County officials say the new bridge will allow for more river flow clearance and will have a life span of 75 years.

The new Teeswater River Bridge being constructed will be an integral abutment style bridge with two 23 metre spans with a middle pier.

This construction project will also include work by the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie, scheduled for 2023 on Queen Street, north of the bridge. This infrastructure work will include water mains, sanitary and storm sewers, sidewalk rehabilitation, and road paving.

Projected timeline:

  • Temporary Bridge Construction – May 2022 to August 2022
  • Temporary Bridge in Operation – August 2022 to September 2023
  • Old Bridge Demolition/New Bridge Construction – August 2022 to September 2023
  • New Infrastructure Construction North of New Bridge – Starting in 2023
  • Temporary Bridge Demolition – Starting in September 2023

“The county is collaborating with our municipal partners to provide necessary infrastructure enhancements to support shared industries and our growing economy. This bridge replacement on Bruce Road 3 will provide improved safety, services, and accessibility for the public long into the future,” said Bruce County Warden Janice Jackson.

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