A Brand New Bridge for Huron-Kinloss
The Canada Community-Building Fund made it possible for the Township of Huron-Kinloss to replace an aging piece of infrastructure in 2021.
The Town replaced a local bridge that was originally build in 1961 with an exposed concrete deck and gravel fill.
The project was identified as a priority for rehabilitation in both the Township’s Asset Management Plan and in the Township’s Bridge Needs Assessment. The prompt timing of the rehabilitation activities extended the service life of the bridge by 30 years.
Through the CCBF, the Town rehabilitated the surface area, totalling 132 square metres. The rehabilitation addressed deficiencies with the deck edge, soffit, vertical edges, curbs, railings, drains and wingwalls.
The Town estimates this project directly benefitted 60 residents who use the bridge to access agricultural lands in the area as well as motorists who drive that route for a scenic tour of the community.