Trowbridge Street Bridge is scheduled for rehabilitation in 2020. Find information here about this upcoming project.

 Project Description

Structure 031 - Trowbridge St. Bridge is located over the Bighead River at the Meaford Harbour. This structure consists of a two span, concrete arch rigid frame structure supported on concrete abutments and pier. The bridge has a total deck length of 39.3 metres, spans of 13.7 metres each and overall width of 9.6 metres. The structure provides a 7.1 metre wide driving platform between curbs.

The proposed rehabilitation includes:

  • repair pier undermining and damage caused by scour
  • install scour protection for pier
  • remove asphalt and waterproofing
  • concrete repairs to bridge deck, fascia, curbs, sidewalks, abutments, and
  • replacement of the barrier system
  • replacement of missing sheet pile wall cap
  • waterproofing and paving of bridge deck and approaches
  • remove and replace existing watermain and appurtenances
  • replacement of watermain insulation

The opportunity to add a sidewalk to the North side of the bridge is being examined to improve safety at the intersection of Trowbridge Street and Bayfield Street and to improve movement of pedestrians around the waterfront area.

Project Timeline

Start Date: June 15, 2020
Estimated Completion: November, 2020

Traffic Impacts

Trowbridge Street Bridge will be fully closed for the duration of the work.

It is necessary to close portions of roadways and intersections on either side of the bridge during some construction activities, however these closures will be no longer than necessary to complete the work. 

The Contractor will attempt to tidy the area as work progresses, but final restoration will occur near the end of the project.

Waste Collection

If your regular pick-up point for garbage and recycling is temporarily blocked by construction, the Contractor will assist in collecting and transporting your garbage and recycling to a predetermined collection area.
Please ensure house numbers are clearly labeled on all Garbage and Recycling Containers to avoid them getting misplaced during waste collection.

Water Services
The scope of this project includes a replacement of a watermain, which may require shutting down water services temporarily. Notice of water shutdowns will be provided by letter at least 48 business hours in advance of water interruptions. As always, water supplied to your residence will be of the highest quality and safe to drink.
Noise and Dust

Residents and property owners should expect some noise during construction times.

Residents and property owners should expect dusty conditions during some construction activities however efforts will be made to reduce dust as much as possible.

Vibration and Property

The possibility of vibrations due to compaction equipment during construction is not anticipated to be significant but residents should protect valuables that may be susceptible to damage as a result of vibration.

The Municipality will not be responsible for owner installed items within the road allowance, such as sprinklers, landscaping, lamp posts, etc. If you have any of these items we would recommend that they be removed during the project if possible.


The total budget for this rehabilitation project is estimated at $1,683,000. The prposed funding for the project is as follows:

  • 2020 Tax Levy: $1,322,000
  • Water/Wastewater User Fees: $261,000
  • Reserves: $100,000

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