Correcting misinformation about the Wyndham St. bridge

Our City Engineer sent this letter to the editor of the Guelph Mercury in response to an inaccurate story the paper published about the Wyndham Street bridge. The article has since been removed from the newspaper’s website.

You can read the letter here. And you can read the facts about the Wyndham Street bridge here.

There is a lot of misinformation about this project out in the community. What’s the real story? The bridge was built correctly. The accurate height was measured and posted. Some large truck operators did not account for the grade before and after the bridge- which affects the clearance for large, long vehicles like transport trucks – and scraped the bottom of the beam. The City addressed it, posting new 3.8 metre clearance signs.

Here’s the before-and-after:

Wyndham-Bridge-before-300x223WyndhamBridge-300x169

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