Wasauksing Swing Bridge Replacement Study

2019 has been an exciting year so far - new office, new website, and new projects getting underway. Today, we are pleased to share with you one of our newest projects.

Wasauksing First Nation has retained MME to complete the Wasauksing Swing Bridge Replacement Study. This swing bridge represents an integral transportation link for the community between Parry Sound and Wasauksing First Nation/Parry Island. The Wasauksing Swing Bridge is owned and maintained by the Government of Canada.  The Government of Canada is funding this study through Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).  

The goal of the study is to develop a comprehensive evaluation of the viable alternatives for the replacement of the existing bridge. The study will give consideration to the information developed through the previous studies and identify physical, social, and economic impacts related to the bridge replacement.

The purpose of the study is intended to:

  • review existing information

  • identify needs to update previous findings

  • explore efficiencies to improve upon previous study recommendations

  • produce alignment and other alternative options to replace the existing bridge

  • perform required data acquisition to properly evaluate each proposed replacement alternative impact

  • systematically evaluate replacement options

  • engage review agencies and stakeholders

  • recommend the preferred replacement solution to prepare for design and construction

We'll keep you updated as the project progresses, but you can also follow along on the project website here.

MME offers structural engineering services with specialized expertise in bridges, shoring, temporary works, retaining walls, and municipal infrastructure. Our staff bring over 20 years of structural experience and can take on projects ranging from simple shoring systems to full detail design and contract preparation for both medium and high complexity bridges. We also offer structural QVE services and provide constructability reviews for complex projects. For more information, please contact us.