Two New Bridges in the Town of The Blue Mountains
The Town of The Blue Mountains invested more than $395,000 through the Canada Community-Building Fund to help replace two bridges in a rural part of the community.
The Mitchell’s Creek Bridges (bridges 2 and 3) are single-lane concrete bridges on 6th Sideroad. Both were built in the 1930s.
In 2020, The Town assessed both bridges for structural integrity, and determined they were both in poor condition. Both bridges also had load restrictions, limiting travel to vehicles weighing under 10-tonnes.
In 2022, the Town invested the CCBF into replacing both bridges with new single-lane structures that are slightly wider, and much stronger, than the old ones. New guardrails were also installed.
Both bridges will be ready to go in early 2023, and with no load restrictions and improved safety features, both bridges will be able to accommodate larger, heavier vehicles and more traffic overall.