The King George VI Lift Bridge crossing Kettle Creek was constructed in 1938 and
since then has undergone several repairs with the last repair in 2007. Earlier this
year a Detailed Condition Assessment and Load Limit Evaluation was completed to
assess the structural, mechanical, and electrical condition of the bridge. As a
result of the existing condition of the bridge the County of Elgin retained the
services of GM BluePlan Engineering Limited to complete the design and administration
for the Rehabilitation of the King George VI Lift Bridge.
A Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held sometime in the Fall of 2019 to detail
the expected rehabilitation works. A future notice will include the date, time and
location of the PIC.
A construction detour will be in place throughout the duration of the project for
motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians. Local, business, and tourist traffic only
access will be provided within the construction zone. Resident, business, and beach
access will be available via Warren Street (CR 21) to Carlow Road (CR 20) and back
to Bridge Street (CR 4).
To the extent possible, at least one leaf of the bridge will remain open to allow
in-water traffic clear passage. There may be some delays to bridge operation while
work on the bridge is being completed. Warning signs will be posted for watercraft
who need to be aware construction work is ongoing.
The anticipated construction schedule currently is March 2020 – May 2021