Bridges and Culverts

The Township of Centre Wellington has 108 bridges, which cross over the many waterways that work their way throughout the township. This number is made up of both bridges and culverts that have a span that is 3 meters or more on township roads and walkways.

Bridge Inspections

The Township has all 108 structures inspected by qualified structural engineers every second year as prescribed by the Ontario Regulation 104-97.  These inspection insure that all bridges are in a safe condition. Structures that have been identified with significant structural concerns are inspected every six months.

Bridge Replacement and 2% Capital Levy

The Township Bridge Replacement Chart (2018) provides the estimated replacement cost and approximate timing of bridge replacement projects. A 2% dedicated capital levy that was approved by Council in December 2015, continues to support Council's priority to replace or reconstruct 8 bridges in this term of Council. 

Current Bridge Closures

The Township's structural engineers through regular inspections make recommendation to close structures as structural and public safety concerns arise. The following structures are currently closed:  

  • Sideroad 5 (former Pilkington Township) between Eighth Line W and Third Line W (Structure 1-P)
  • Fourth Line (former West Garafraxa Township) between Sideroad 30 and County Road 22 (Structure 5-E)
  • Sideroad 11 (former Pilkington Township) between Eighth Line W and Third Line (Structure 28-P)
  • Weisenberg Road (former Pilkington Township) between Sideroad 10 and Sideroad 12 (Structure 5-P)
  • Washington Street, Salem between Geddes Street and William Street (Structure 12-N)
  • Victoria Street pedestrian bridge downtown Elora (Structure 1-EL)
  • Third Line W (former Pilkington Township) between Wellington Road 17 and Sideroad 5 (Structure 24-P)
  • Sideroad 15 (former West Garafraxa Township) between Fifth Line and Sixth Line (Structure 30-WG)
  • Sideroad 20 (former West Garafraxa Township) between Fifth Line and Sixth Line (Structure 27-WG)
  • Fourth Line E (former Pilkington Township) between Sideroad 10 and Sideroad 14 (Structure 10-P)
  • Noah Road (former Pilkington Township) between Seiling Road and Eighth Line W (Structure 32-P)
  • Noah Road (former Pilkington Township) between Seiling Road and Eighth Line W (Structure 33-P)
  • Sideroad 5 (former Pilkington Township) between Eighth Line W and Wellington Road 7 (Structure 30-P)
  • St David Street, Fergus (Hwy 6) between St Andrew St and Bridge St/ Queen St (Structure 2-F)

For bridge closures, height and weight restrictions, please view this map of Centre Wellington.

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Township of Centre Wellington
1 MacDonald Square, Elora, Ontario, Canada, N0B 1S0
Phone: 519.846.9691
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