The Third Street Bridge is scheduled to be completed on Friday, July 22nd, 2022. The contract completion date for this significant bridge project was scheduled for June 30th but has been delayed due to a three-week province-wide strike of the International Union of Operating Engineers, which includes the operators of concrete pump trucks. These pumps were required to pour the concrete bridge deck and their unavailability at the beginning of May delayed the deck pour by three weeks. The contractor for the bridge, Toronto-Zenith, worked on other components of the project during this time but was limited based on their inability to pour the deck and meet this critical construction milestone. Toronto-Zenith was able to prioritize this important concrete pour, to ensure that it started the day after the strike ended to minimize the delay in the bridge opening.
Chatham-Kent would like to thank the residents and businesses affected by this closure for their patience and cooperation. This rehabilitation of the Third Street Bridge will result in an updated structure that will serve as a safe and functional asset to the community for many years.
For updates on this and all other projects in Chatham-Kent, please visit www.chatham-kent.ca/constructionprojects.
Brendan Falkner, P.Eng.
Engineering and Transportation