BR 002 Replacement

The Municipality of Meaford is proposing to replace Structure BR-002 located on Sideroad 24, approximately 20 metres west of Tom Thomson Lane – Concession A within the Municipality of Meaford. The structure crosses over Bothwell’s Creek. The existing single span reinforced concrete ‘T’ beam structure has been identified as being deficient with respect to its physical condition. To address deficiencies, the bridge is being considered for replacement under the Schedule B Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. The site location is identified on the map provided. 

  map of br-002 location                                                image of the bridge




 Project Description

This structure, over Bothwell’s Creek, consists of a single span, concrete T-beam superstructure with a total deck length of 9.1 metres. The superstructure is supported by concrete abutments. The structure provides a 4.3 metre-wide driving platform between barriers.

The 2020 OSIM (Ontario Structure Inspection Manual) Report for this structure recommended replacement within a 1-5 year period. As a result of this time frame and the recommended work being replacement rather than rehabilitation, this structure has a higher probability of asset failure. In the event of asset failure, there would be a service disruption to users of Sideroad 24 that has an AADT (Annual Average Daily Traffic) of 19 vehicles.

In 2017 the structure load limit was reduced to 8 tonnes due to the existing condition of the bridge. Failure to replace this structure within the timeframe identified in the OSIM Report will lead to complete closure or asset failure. The 2020 OSIM identified that engineering for this project should be a priority as the bridge accesses a dead-end road and therefore the design process may need to review the need for a temporary bypass bridge, property acquisition, coordination with landowners, and review of alternatives.

Project Timeline

Engineering began in 2022

Estimated Construction Start Date: Spring 2023

Estimated Construction End Date: Fall 2023


Estimated Expenditure in 2022: $98,000.00

Estimated Expenditure in 2022: $1,516,000.00

Subject to budget approval by Council


Joel Saunders, Project Manager - Infrastructure

519-538-1060 extension 1319

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