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03-Feb-2020

The Municipality of West Grey to hold meetings about municipal bridges


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The dam at McGowan Falls. Photo: Conservation Ontario

 

The Municipality of West Grey will hold a meeting about the management of its bridges. The meeting, held in council chambers at the municipal office on February 6, 2020 at 7 pm, will include presentations by Vance Czerwinski, Director of Public Works and Katherine Hemstock, Consulting Engineer with WSP Canada Inc.

WSP Canada Inc. is a management and consultancy company recently tasked with completing a full evaluation of the bridges and culverts in West Grey. Because of the unique features in Bentinck, Glenelg and Normandby, the Bridge Rationalization Study was being completed in three phases but will take all of West Grey’s bridges and culverts into consideration.

Including the Neustadt and Ayton dams, West Grey has a total of 106 structures, 104 of them are classified as bridges. The typical lifespan of a structure ranges from 75 to 100 years. Many of the bridges in West Grey were built before 1950, with 36 of those nearing the end of their useful life span. 

Everyone is welcome to attend the February 6 meeting. For more information on the Bridge Rationalization Study, visit the Municipality of West Grey website.


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