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Heavy equipment in place at Cull Drain Bridge

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Workers from Ross Steel Fabricators are on-site at the Cull Drain Bridge on Old Lakeshore Road, Journal reader Rick Smith reports.

City council voted in September to spend $230,000 to demolish the unsafe bridge but save its steel trusses, to be trucked to Mike Weir Park for possible future preservation.

The derelict structure was declared at risk of collapse on Aug. 7 and might have been scrapped entirely.

But a groundswell of support from residents, architectural and conservation experts, and the city’s own heritage committee convinced council to save parts of the 104-year-old structure.

Rick Smith Photos

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