Wellington Road 32, Blatchford Bridge (B032085)

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Blatchford Bridge


The County of Wellington has initiated a Schedule B Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to confirm and document the existing structural deficiencies and identify alternative solutions, including rehabilitation or replacement and evaluate associated environmental impacts of the Blatchford Bridge located on Wellington Road 32, between Wellington Road 124 and Laird Rd W in the Township of Guelph/Eramosa and the Township of Puslinch.

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Map showing the site of the Blatchford Bridge where Wellington Road 32 crosses the Speed River.


The Blatchford Bridge (No. B032085) consists of a single span steel through truss structure with a concrete deck over the Speed River. The bridge has a span and deck width of 31.7 m and 8.4 m respectively and was constructed circa 1949. The bridge is located on Wellington Road 32, approximately 600 m south of Wellington Road 124, bordering the Township of Guelph/Eramosa and Township of Puslinch. The study area extends approximately 0.5 km on either side of the bridge.

As part of the bridge inspection conducted in 2023, the Blatchford Bridge No. B032085, was found to be in poor condition with major elements showing signs of significant deterioration. Gannett Fleming has been retained by the County of Wellington to complete a Study to address these items.

In accordance with the requirements for Schedule B projects of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (as amended in 2015 & 2023). The study will confirm and document the existing structural deficiencies and identify alternative solutions, including rehabilitation or replacement of the bridge, and evaluate associated environmental impacts.

Notice of Study Commencement