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.
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.