Chesley residents see plans for bridge
Dock photo – Chesley residents hear future plans for bridge
Chesley residents have been told they’ll get some help navigating around their closed bridge over the next few months.
At least 150 – 200 people turned up to Thursday night’s public meeting on the closure of the main street bridge after a footing shifted during flooding last month.
The bridge has been closed indefinitely to vehicle and pedestrian traffic which is causing some hardship for local businesses and residents without a car.
Bruce County officials assured residents they are fast tracking the replacement of the bridge estimated to cost about $3.2 million.
They’re also leaning towards a single span design eliminating the need for footings in the water altogether.
The good news is, they hope to have it complete by the end of the year.
In the meantime, they’re working on a shuttle for seniors and those who don’t have transportation in order to help them navigate around town through the detours.
Its expected demolition will start in April or May with construction to begin in June.