Paisley bailey bridge under removal following new replacement bridge opening

The removal of the temporary bridge in Paisley, Ontario, that successfully served as an in-town detour for motorists and pedestrians during the construction of the new Paisley Bridge, which officially opened on November 3, 2023, has begun.

The original bridge was decommissioned with a community commemoration to remember the history of the bridge over its 85 years.

Temporary Bailey bridge was being well-used

There may be temporary lane closures on the new Paisley Bridge from November 16th to November 24th to complete minor works, but the bridge will be open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic use during these temporary lane closures.

Bruce County thanks everyone for their patience and understanding as it finalizes the important infrastructure work in the County. Motorists can continue to drive to and through Paisley while bridge construction is being completed and, more importantly, Paisley businesses are open.

Projected Timeline: Temporary Bridge Removal – Starting November 2023; Top Lift Paving – Occurring in the Summer of 2024

The Paisley bridge, where the Teeswater and Saugeen Rivers converge, was constructed in 1935 and provided over 85 years of service to the community. Looby Construction Ltd. is the contractor for this construction project and BM Ross is the Project Engineer. Partial funding for this project was provided by the Canada Community Building Fund (CCBF)