Temporary bridge approved for Port Bruce

Elgin County councillors during their Tuesday morning, May 8 meeting approved spending an estimated $1.52-million to install a temporary bridge in Port Bruce.

The vote was carried 7-2 with Dutton-Dunwich Mayor Cameron McWilliam and Southwold Mayor Grant Jones in opposition due to the cost.

The temporary bridge will be installed at the old historic bridge location connecting Bank Street with Dexter Line.

The temporary bridge, barring any legal or other complications, could be installed by early August.

3 Comments

  1. Stephen Hurn on May 9, 2018 at 9:24 am

    So what do I do with my sail boat that is at a marina in between the two bridges now ? Is there going to be compensation for the cost of my slip ? Or I guess that just doesnt matter !

    • Orene Simmons on May 18, 2018 at 9:21 pm

      What’s more important your sailboat or somebody’s life?

  2. Orene Simmons on May 9, 2018 at 10:52 am

    As a resident of Port Bruce on the south side of Catfish Creek I certainly hope the temporary bridge is installed soon. Waiting 1/2 hour for an ambulance is unacceptable. For those residents/businesses opposing the temporary bridge at Bank St. I hope that you never have to wait 1/2 hour for an ambulance. People’s lives should be the only consideration when choosing the site for the temporary bridge.

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