Port Bruce temporary bridge opening Monday, Aug. 20

A temporary bridge reconnecting Port Bruce south of Catfish Creek with the rest of Malahide Township will open to the public at the end of Monday afternoon, Aug. 20.

Elgin Administrator Julie Gonyou made the announcement at a county council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 14, in part, she said, to counter social media rumours the crossing would open Wednesday, Aug. 15.

The Monday opening will come two days too late for the 400 to 500 bicyclists in the annual 3 Port Tour of the area this Saturday, Aug. 18, who usually lunch in Wonnacott Park adjacent to the Port Bruce harbour.

Instead, they’ll take their meal break at Rush Creek Wines on Jamestown Line west of Imperial Road.

For more, see the Aug. 15 edition of The Aylmer Express.

3 Comments

  1. Sue Chase on August 14, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Its a shame they could not accomodate the bikers and their families and let them go over the bridge this weekend.We love to have them come to our little village. The businesses could have used some extra revenue also,

  2. Droopy on August 15, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Is their a weight limit on the bridge

  3. Sue Chase on August 15, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Its a shame Elgin County Council could not accomodate the 3 Port Tour cyclists and there families this weekend and let them ride over the bridge. We love to have them come to our little village each summer.
    The businesses in Port Bruce could have used some extra income to make up for their losses with no bridge this summer.

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