McCutcheon bridge meeting update

Post date: Jan 12, 2013 12:22:16 AM

Many community members came out to attend the meeting updating the status of the new McCutcheon bridge project. A delegation representing the town of Bracebridge attended and participated in the presentation. These members included

  • Andrew Stacey - Engineering Technologist

  • Barb McMurray - Oakley Ward Councillor

  • John Sisson - Chief Administrative Officer

  • Lori-Lynn Giaschi-Pacini - District Councillor

  • Steven Clement - District Councillor

    • Rick Maloney - Macaulay Ward Councillor and Deputy Mayor

  • Walt Schmid - Director of Public Works

(Left) Andrew Stacey- Engineering Technologist is holding one of the drawings he has worked on for this project.

Councillor McMurray stated that it was a positive meeting and

residents offered many good questions. McMurray also indicated that credit should be given to Andrew Stacey- Engineering Technologist, who worked very hard to get the new bridge proposal much closer to what residents wanted than the original town proposal.

The bridge plan changes include keeping it to one lane, eliminating the proposed pedestrian path, upgrading the deck from wood to asphalt and raising the rail height for safety.

An aesthetic proposal that was suggested by a community member was changing the rail to an arched vs a flat rail. The representatives indicated they would consider this proposal.

Note: the drawing was not delivered by Santa on Christmas day and put underneath the beautiful Christmas tree seen in the background!

Left to right: Councillors Rick Maloney, Lori-Lynn Giaschi-Pacini and Steven Clement pose for a picture in front of one of the bridge drawings.

All the architectural drawings displayed at the presentation will be posted and available for viewing at the Village Square.

If you have any further questions about this project please contact Barb McMurray-Oakley Ward Councillor 645-3706.