The Central Bridge, located on Bridge Street in downtown Carleton Place, is the central link across the Mississippi River. The bridge was constructed in 1928 and rehabilitated in 1983. Recent inspections of the bridge identified structural deficiencies and insufficient load carrying capacity.
The Town of Carleton Place is considering options to replace the Central Bridge to address the identified structural deficiencies and to serve the Town for years to come. The project works will also include consideration for additional pedestrian facilities and repairs to Gillies Bridge, and potential widening of the other single lane bridge to McArthur Island further to the east, with relocation of utilities undertaken as required.
The project is being completed as a Schedule “C” project in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, amended in 2007, 2011 & 2015). As such, extensive public and technical agency consultation will play a key role in developing the study recommendations. Preliminary project information and planning alternatives were presented at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Public Consultation Centres.
If you would like more information please contact:
Town of Carleton Place
Paul Knowles, P.Eng., Project Manager