Flax Bridge Project

In 2024, Flax Bridge, located on Wellington Road 11, just south of Wellington Road 109, will be rehabilitated to extend its lifecycle for another approximately 10 years. 


As part of a bridge inspection conducted in 2019, major elements of the Flax Bridge, No. B011025, were found to be in an advanced state of deterioration and approaching the end of their useful service life. WSP was retained to complete a Municipal Class EA Study to address these items.

The Study

The Flax Bridge (No. B011025) consists of a single span, steel pony truss structure with a concrete deck over the Conestogo River. The bridge has a span and deck width of 21.4 m and 7.3 m respectively and was constructed in 1954. 

The bridge is located on Wellington Road 11, 0.01 km south of the Wellington Road 109 intersection, at the border of Mapleton and Wellington North. 

The Process

The study was conducted in accordance with Schedule B of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (2000, as amended in 2015). The confirmed and documented the existing structural deficiencies and identified alternative solutions - in this case, rehabilitation of the bridge - and evaluated associated environmental impacts.

Public Engagement

A key component of the study was consultation with interested stakeholders including public, agencies and Indigenous communities. Anyone with an interest in this study was given the opportunity to provide input and feedback. 

Available Documentation

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact either of the project team members below:

Joe de Koning, P.Eng.
Manager of Roads
Jamie Yeung, P.Eng., Ph.D.
Consultant Project Engineer
County of Wellington
74 Woolwich Street
Guelph ON N1H 3T9
519.837.2601 x 2270
WSP Canada Inc.
610 Chartwell Road, Suite 300
Oakville ON L6J 4A5