Bridge replacement options still being weighed in Carleton Place

June 13, 2018 by

Central Bridge Carleton PlaceAn environmental assessment on Carleton Place’s Central Bridge has been completed by consultant, RV Anderson and findings were presented to the town last month during an open house at the Carleton Place Canoe Club.

Back in April, Carleton Place town council had tabled a motion to post load restrictions along the bridge that would affect the town’s fire trucks, the aerial ladder truck in particular, until they had more information.

Following the open house, it was deemed safe to implement a provision allowing the aerial ladder truck to use the bridge and now council can proceed in passing a bylaw concerning weight restrictions on the bridge.

Due to the increased scope of the bridge’s rehabilitation, the town has already spent over $400,000 on consultant costs in order to find the best way to proceed with the project.

There will be another open house, where alternative solutions for replacing the bridge will be discussed, on June 27th.

Following that, a final open house is slated for October 29th where a recommended approach along with design details and cost estimates are expected to be presented.

Members of the public are invited to attend both events to share thoughts and concerns on the project.