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Central Bridge Construction Update - February 17th, 2022

Central Bridge Reconstruction – February 17th Update - The portion of Bridge Street from Bell Street to the Central Bridge has now become a very active construction site and will continue to be for many weeks to come.

Bridge with middle section removedIn an effort to improve the quality of stormwater entering the Mississippi River, the Town of Carleton Place made the decision to install a device called an oil/grit separator (OGS).  The OGS’s purpose is to collect stormwater before it enters the River, to separate the sediment from the rainwater, and allow clean water to flow into the River. The sediment will be safely removed from the OGS and disposed of on an annual basis.  The OGS will be located on Bridge Street between the Mississippi River and Bell Street. To install the OGS, Louis Bray must first excavate a large hole which will be over six (6) meters (20 feet) deep.  This excavation will require the use of a hoe ram to break enough rock to accommodate the large OGS.  Unfortunately, this process will be noisy and we apologize in advance for the disturbance.  However, please know Louis Bray will make every effort to minimize the impact on nearby residents as best as they can and will complete this work as quickly as possible.  

Demolition of the Central Bridge is well underway with the middle portion of the bridge almost fully demolished.  Crews will be relocating the barges to continue with the next phase of the demolition process which will be the northern portion of the bridge.  Louis Bray has produced a short video to help explain the steps they have taken to date.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the Central Bridge project, please call (613) 257-2253 or by email to dyoung@carletonplace.ca