Amherstburg Secures $2.9M For Bridge Replacement Project

The Town of Amherstburg has secured nearly $2.9 million in funding from the senior levels of government to replace the deteriorating bridge over River Canard on Concession Road 5 North.

Bridge 3012 over River Canard on Concession Road 5 North

A 2017 investigation of Bridge 3012 “revealed severe deterioration of beams in the travelled portion of the roadway” and concluded that replacing the bridge “would avoid the need to apply a load limit or possible bridge closure.”

A visual inspection of the bridge shows exposed rebar and crumbling concrete.

The total cost of the project is estimated at $3,450,000, with the senior levels of government contributing $2,874,885.  The province will fund 33 per cent or $1,149,885 and the federal government will cover 50 per cent or $1,725,000, with the Town covering the balance of $575,115.

The Town applied for the funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program – Rural and Northern Communities Funding Stream.

Bridge 3012 over River Canard on Concession Road 5 North

Bridge 3012 over River Canard on Concession Road 5 North

Bridge 3012 over River Canard on Concession Road 5 North

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