Bridge fix

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The Tupperville Bridge is getting a spring makeover.

Brenden Falkner, the municipality’s engineering manager of roads and bridges, says the structure will be closed for upgrades weekdays from March 22 to April 12.

It will stay open on weekends.

All of Chatham-Kent’s bridge are inspected bi-annually. Falkner says, adding some deficiencies in the steel in the structure need to remedied.

“The steel needed to be brought up to code,” he adds.

Clarke Construction of Blenheim will be doing the work.

Chatham-Kent Fire Station 5 is located right beside the bridge. If it’s absolutely necessary, Falkner says a fire truck can cross the bridge, but at a reduced speed.

There is currently a triple 60-32-44 load posting on the bridge.

Chatham-Kent has 890 bridges within the municipality. The Tupperville Bridge was built in 1965.

Pam Wright, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Herald