Bosworth Bridge Project

In 2020, we initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to address the condition of Bosworth Bridge, located south of Wellington Road 11 on Wellington Road 7.

The Study determined that the existing bridge, built in 1949, had reached the end of its service life, and a complete replacement was required. 

Throughout 2024, the existing 40-meter, single span, Warren Camelback, steel pony truss structure will be removed and replaced with a new, 50-meter, single span, steel plate girder bridge. The roadway will also be reconstructed for approximately 230 meters on either side.

Wellington Road 7 will be closed to through traffic, with no emergency access, at the bridge location starting March 18, 2024, until December 2024. 


The Bosworth Bridge is a single span, simply supported steel pony truss constructed in 1949. The bridge was evaluated in 2008 by McCormack Rankin Corporation (MRC) at which time a load posting of 22t, 31t and 38t was determined to be required. Subsequent bracing of four deficient diagonals were added to improve the bridge capacity for unrestricted traffic.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns at any time during the study, or wish to be placed on the study mailing list to receive study notices directly, please contact either of the project team members below:

Joe de Koning, P.Eng.
Manager of Roads
County of Wellington
74 Woolwich Street
Guelph ON N1H 3T9
519.837.2601 x 2270

William Van Ruyven, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Engineer
WSP Canada Group Limited
610 Chartwell Road, Suite 300
Oakville ON L6J 4A5