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Bridge Rationalization

West Grey Bridge Study

Background:
WSP Canada Inc. is completing a full evaluation of the bridges and culverts in West Grey. This study is being completed in three phases - Bentinck, Glenelg and Normandby – because of the unique features in each area. The reports will be presented individually, but, it is important that any strategies developed will take all of West Grey’s bridges and culverts into consideration.

West Grey Structures:
Including the Neustadt and Ayton dams, West Grey has a total of 106 structures, 104 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.

Bentinck:
The former Township of Bentinck has 41 structures: 27 bridges and 14 culverts. Of these:

  • 16 are approaching the end of their life span;
  • 6 others will need replacement or rehabilitation if they are staying open, and
  • future planning for the rehabilitation of 19 more bridges is recommended.
  • the recommendation for permanent closure of 3 structures plus 2 potential closures at end of life cycle.

To read the Bentinck report, click here 

Glenelg:

The former Township of Glenelg has 25 structures: 18 bridges and 7 culverts. Of these:

  • 9 structures require immediate rehabilitation or replacement.
  • future planning for the rehabilitation of 7 more structures is recommended.
  • the recommendation for permanent closure of 3 bridges plus 2 potential bridge closures at end of life cycle.

To read the Glenelg report, click here. 

Normanby: 

The former Township of Normanby has 39 structures: 23 bridges and 14 culverts and 2 dams. Of these:

  • 11 structures are apporaching the end of their life cycle.
  • future planning for the rehabilitation of 5 more structures is recommended.
  • the recommendation for permanent closure of 2 bridges plus 2 potential bridge closures at end of life cycle.

To read the Normanby report, click here. 

For more information, please contact

Vance Czerwinski
Director of Infrastructure & Public Works
czerwinski@westgrey.com
519-369-2200 ext. 227