Base Line Bridge Rehabilitation Update

The Base Line Bridge over the Sydenham River in the Community of Wallaceburg will be closed for approximately 3 weeks (April 14th to May 5th) to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. A full closure is required to prepare the bridge for specialized asphalt paving and to complete some remaining items as part of the rehabilitation. Small boats will have access during construction (2.6m x 12m opening). Large boats requiring the bridge to be opened will not have access until May 15, 2021.

Once the asphalt paving has been completed, the bridge will be closed daily for approximately 10 working days, between 7am and 5pm in order to complete balancing and commissioning of the structure prior to the bridge being opened to vehicles and pedestrians on May 14th. During balancing and commissioning activities, the bridge will be open to vehicles and pedestrians in the evenings and weekends. Small boats will have access during balancing and commissioning activities (with minor delays) (2.6m x 12m opening). Large boats requiring the bridge to be opened will not have access until May 15, 2021.

Please note that the dates and timelines mentioned above are weather-dependent. Rain or cooler temperatures may delay certain construction activities and affect the re-opening date of the structure.

For updates on this and all other projects within Chatham-Kent, please refer to https://www.chatham-kent.ca/services/maintenance/Pages/Construction-Projects.aspx

Thank you for your co-operation.

For more information contact:
Brendan Falkner, P.Eng.
Manager, Engineering
Engineering & Transportation Division
519-360-1998