Bridge 015 (Gillies Bridge) Replacement

This project is now complete with some minor rehabilitation work to occur in the summer of 2023. 

Gillies Bridge, over the Big Head River, consists of a single span, concrete rigid frame structure. This project included full removal and replacement of the bridge, including the guiderail system.

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 Project Description

Gillies Bridge is located on Sideroad 3, just west of Grey Road 29, and runs over the beautiful Big Head River. The structure consists of a single span, concrete rigid frame structure with a total deck length of 16.3 metres and a 7.3 metre wide driving platform between the curbs.

The project consists of full removal and replacement of the bridge structure including roadside safety devices, and traffic control. Due to the nature of the work, this project required a full road closure for a large portion of the project length and a detour was in place.

Project Timeline

Start date: May 2021

Estimated Completion date: June 2023


The total construction budget for this reconstruction project is estimated at $2,569,500. 


Joel Saunders

Project Manager – Infrastructure
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford
Phone: 519 538-1060 extension 1319

Public Information Centre

Held on: Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

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