#Guelph Niska Road Bridge Closed for Repairs


The above screw is from the Niska Road Bridge. This is why it needs to be repaired. Because I’d rather have this in my hand – not my tire or yours. 

Guelph, ON, April 14, 2015—Following a recent inspection, deck boards on the Niska Road bridge will be replaced beginning April 20. These repairs will keep the bridge in service while the City completes the Environmental Assessment and determines a permanent solution for Niska Road and the bridge.

“During regular spring road patrols, City staff noticed flaws in the deck boards on the Niska Road bridge,” noted Kealy Dedman, General Manager Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services. “A bridge management consultant was hired to assess damage to the deck and recommended replacement of the boards.”

Temporary repairs were completed on March 9 and April 1, 2015.

The bridge will be closed for repairs from April 20 to May 1, 2015. During the bridge closure and repairs, the scheduled 2015 bridge condition assessment will be undertaken.

For more information about the Niska Road Environmental Assessment visit guelph.ca/niskaroad

For more information:


Kealy Dedman, General Manager

Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services

519-822-1260  extension 2248



2 responses to “#Guelph Niska Road Bridge Closed for Repairs”

  1. Ralph marziano Avatar

    Or having a funeral us it has occurred some years ago.

  2. Steve Hildebrandt Avatar
    Steve Hildebrandt

    Yikes! That’s a big hole in your tire if you run over it! Good to see the City is making repairs in a timely fashion!

    One thing I have noticed about this whole Niska Road Bridge debacle is the selfishness of Guelph residents involved in the debate. All they care about is what THEY want, they have NO consideration for anyone else’s point of view. This is a sad reflection of how Guelph is changing from a friendly small town to a big city full of opinionated bullies! Like the debate about that (now demolished) farmhouse in the park on Summit Drive, this issue has already gone on WAY too long, costing the City WAY more than it should have, all because some people just can’t think beyond themselves. Shame, Guelph! Shame!

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