Bridge 4-WG Fifth Line re-opening

Posted On Tuesday October 05, 2021

CENTRE WELLINGTON – Bridge 4-WG Fifth Line re-opening

A new concrete bridge, Bain Bridge (4-WG) over a tributary of the Speed River is now re-opened.  This project demonstrates an outcome of one of the primary directives of Centre Wellington Council’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan to provide Safe & Well-Maintained Roads and Infrastructure.

The roadway was limited to 5 tonne loads in 2016 when the former 98-year-old bridge had exceeded its life expectancy and load carrying capacity. The pre-existing structure built in 1923 was an important link for area farmers and residents. This roadway link has reopened with the replacement of a new two-lane bridge.

The scope of work included demolition of the existing bridge, road reconstruction / drainage work, and replacement with a new two-lane structure built to current Canadian Bridge Design Code requirements.  The replacement bridge included bowstring arch architectural elements to memorialize the heritage of the former bridge.  The replacement structure will provide a service life of an estimated 90 years. 

This bridge replacement has been partially funded by the Province’s Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF).

To successfully follow all COVID-19 safety protocols, please RSVP by Wednesday, October 13 if you would like to attend the ribbon cutting.


Details of Bridge 4-WG ribbon cutting:
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Time:  1 p.m.
Location: Fifth Line of the former West Garafraxa Township between Wellington Road 18 and Eramosa Garafraxa Townline
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Kendra Martin  | Communications Coordinator


Township of Centre Wellington | 1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON  N0B 1S0

519.846.9691  x220
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