Bridge Rehabilitation Prepares Huron-Kinloss for Increased Traffic

A 60-year-old bridge in the Township of Huron-Kinloss was rehabilitated last year to improve structural strength and overall safety. 

Bell Bridge was constructed in 1963 and has stood the test of time. Bell Bridge is located in the community of Lakeshore, along the shores of Lake Huron, where the population and tourism traffic have both increased significantly over the past six decades. More than 1,400 cars pass over the bridge every day. 

In 2023, Bell Bridge was closed entirely for 12 weeks to complete structural work that included adding abutments that connect the bridge to the land, and diverting saltwater away from the girders, to reduce wear. They also adjusted the design of the girders so the Township will only need to close a single lane during any future improvements.

Thanks to the Canada Community-Building Fund, Bell Bridge is ready to serve the residents of Huron-Kinloss for years to come. 

The recently repaved bridge.

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