Friday, February 17, 2012
The Hamilton Spectator reported in January that construction on the new bridge would begin in the spring with a June re-opening. They reported that the original bridge was constructed in 1995, and was closed when a main beam collapsed.
The Dundas Star News reported that the replacement cost was $180,000, and the bridge would be a steel frame rather than the douglas fir used for the original. A steel frame will increase the life span to 70 years, rather than 30 for wood, however the deck and railings will use wood timbers, so the look will be similar to the previous bridge, the Star reported.