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

Public Information Centre

December 4, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Meaford Hall - 12 Nelson Street East, Meaford

This PIC will be an informal drop in format, during which time the design concepts will be available. Representatives of the Project Team will be on hand to answer individual questions in a one-on-one format, pertaining to the Project and the bridge design. Members of the Public and Stakeholders are invited to attend the PIC.

 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.

 Budget

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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Provide Feedback

Comments to the project team will be included in the Environmental Assessment study.  Public input and comments on the project would be appreciated by December 20, 2019 and can be sent to either of the contacts listed below.

Public consultation is vital and key to the success of this study and the Municipality wants to ensure that anyone interested in this study can get involved and provide input.  Therefore, you are encouraged to either attend the PIC or review the materials that will be available on-line here on or after December 4, 2019.

Comments and information regarding this project are being collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of meeting environmental assessment requirements. With the exception of personal information, all comments received will become a part of the public record.

Mr. Joel Saunders
Capital Projects Coordinator (Linear Projects)
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West
Meaford, ON N4L 1A1
(519) 538-1060 ext. 1319
jsaunders@meaford.ca

Mr. Mike Neumann, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Planmac Engineering Inc.
92 Caplan Avenue, Suite 115
Barrie, ON L4N 9J2
(705) 719 7981 /C: (705) 443-1721
mneumann@planmac.com 

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