King George VI Lift Bridge Rehabilitation

King George VI Lift Bridge Rehabilitation

Location: Bridge Street (CR 4) over Kettle Creek in the Village of Port Stanley within the Municipality of Central Elgin

Project Description:

The King George VI Lift Bridge crossing Kettle Creek was constructed in 1938 and since then has undergone several repairs with the last repair in 2007.  Earlier this year a Detailed Condition Assessment and Load Limit Evaluation was completed to assess the structural, mechanical, and electrical condition of the bridge.  As a result of the existing condition of the bridge the County of Elgin retained the services of GM BluePlan Engineering Limited to complete the design and administration for the Rehabilitation of the King George VI Lift Bridge.

Public Consultation:

A project Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Port Stanley Arena & Community Centre, 332 Carlow Road, Port Stanley ON, N5L 1B6 to detail the planned rehabilitation works. 

Construction Detour:

A construction detour will be in place throughout the duration of the project for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians .  Local , business, and tourist traffic only access will be provided up to the  construction zone at the bridge.  Resident, business, and beach access will be available via Warren Street (CR 21) to Carlow Road (CR 20) and back to Bridge Street (CR 4).

To the extent possible, at least one leaf of the bridge will remain open to allow in-water traffic clear passage.  There may be some delays to bridge operation while work on the bridge is being completed.  Warning signs will be posted for watercraft who need to be aware construction work is ongoing.

Project Schedule: 

The anticipate construction schedule currently is March 2020 – May 2021.

Project Contacts: 


Brian Lima, P.Eng.                                                                   Brad Bunke, P.Eng.                                                                                                                                      E-mail:                                                          E-mail:                                                                                                        Phone: (519) 631-1460 ext. 117                                          Phone: (519) 672-9403 ext. 5223 

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