Some Amherstburg residents concerned about fate of River Canard Bridge
A sign for the Town of Amherstburg can be seen in this undated photo. (Source: Town of Amherstburg)
Some residents in Amherstburg are concerned about the potential fate of a town landmark.
Council will debate the River Canard Bridge at its May 23 meeting.
The town has set aside about $350,000 for the project. But a request for proposals suggests the restoration of the smaler bridge on the second concession would cost a lot more.
Council will review three options -- repair the bridge, build a new modern bridge or rebuild the bow-string arch bridge with the same features to MTO standards .
The town has already heard from some residents, who want to preserve the architectural heritage of the bridge.
This historic arch bridge is different than the River Canard bridge located on Essex County Road 8 that was originally built in 1937.
Essex County spent nearly $500,000 for rehabilitation work on the bridge on County Road 8 last summer. The work included concrete replacement on 22 vertical supports.