Public Open House - West Montrose Covered Bridge Rehabilitation, Township of Woolwich

Posted on Tuesday November 14, 2023

Share your comments with us as we continue to plan for the rehabilitation of the West Montrose Covered Bridge.

Open house and survey

We’re hosting an in-person open house on November 22, 2023 from 6:30–9:00 p.m. at the West Montrose United Church, 42 Covered Bridge Drive, West Montrose, to share our latest updates and answer any questions. 

You can also share your comments with us through a survey posted at between November 20 and December 13, 2023. Feedback can also be provided by email, mail, or by telephone. 

What’s changed

We’ve made revisions to the preferred rehabilitation alternative and we’re looking for your feedback. The revised preferred alternative includes removal of the existing steel Bailey truss, replacement of deteriorated truss members, recommended after a detailed inspection of the truss, and reinforcement of selected members to accommodate a 10-tonne design vehicular live load. This is preferred instead of the previous option we shared with you at the last public consultation, which considered reinforcing the bridge with fiber-reinforced polymers. We will maintain the three-tonne load limit and a height restriction bar is proposed to prevent damage to the bridge from oversized vehicles. 

More info

Visit our West Montrose Covered Bridge project page on to see project documents and frequently asked questions.

Project background

The Region of Waterloo is conducting a Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the West Montrose Covered Bridge in the Township of Woolwich. This rehabilitation will address deteriorating structural needs and provide an opportunity to preserve the heritage of the bridge.


Michelle Pinto, P.Eng., M.B.A.

Project Manager

Region of Waterloo

150 Frederick Street, 6th Floor

Kitchener, ON  N2G 4J3

519-575-4400 ext. 3637

Steve Taylor, P.Eng., M.Eng., CVS-LIFE, P.E.

Consultant Project Manager

BT Engineering

509 Talbot Street

London, ON N6A 2S5


All comments and information received from individuals, stakeholder groups, and agencies regarding this project are collected to assist the Region of Waterloo in making a decision. Under the “Municipal Act”, personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location that may be included in a submission becomes part of the public record. 

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