Murray Street Bridge over Sydenham River, Community of Wallaceburg UPDATE Oct 5 2023

Media Release

October 5, 2023

As the Murray Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project nears completion, the bridge will not be operable for larger boats that require the lift span to be opened from Monday October 16, 2023 to Monday November 20, 2023. This closure is required to complete upgrades to the bridge’s electrical components and sensors. This work was scheduled to be completed at the end of the navigation season (May 15 to October 15) to have minimal disruption to boating traffic during the summer.  
The bridge will remain open to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians during this period, with short term impacts during intermittent operations of the bridge as part of the testing and commissioning procedures. Smaller boats that do not require the bridge to be opened will also be accommodated during this time.
The bridge rehabilitation project will be completed at the end of 2023. This work has included rehabilitation of the steel bridge deck on the movable portion of the bridge, various concrete repairs, and improvements to the lift mechanisms/infrastructure. 
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent appreciates the patience and cooperation of the residents of the Community of Wallaceburg during this project. For updates on this and all other projects within Chatham-Kent, please refer to
Thank you for your co-operation.
For more information contact: 
Marissa Mascaro, P.Eng. 
Director, Engineering 
Engineering Division 

For Media information contact:

Eric Labadie
Manager, Corporate Communications
Municipality of Chatham-Kent