On April 9th, the federal and provincial governments announced joint funding for 10 community, culture and recreation infrastructure projects in southwestern Ontario.
In the Waterloo Region, joint funding will support the rehabilitation of the heritage-designated West Montrose Covered Bridge, located in the Township of Woolwich. Work will include removing and replacing steel bailey trusses with concealed steel girders, repairing and replacing the roof, and reinstalling the fire alarm system. While under construction, the bridge will be temporarily supported to preserve its structural integrity and heritage design.
The Government of Canada is contributing $2.5 million toward the cost, with the Government of Ontario providing just under $2.1 million and $1.67 million from the Region, Woolwich Township and private donations.
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO PRESS RELEASE
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