The Town of Erin has received a $1.5 million provincial grant to cover the cost of rebuilding the Station Street Bridge in Hillsburgh, according to a report from SouthwesternOntario.
The total cost of the project, which includes rehabilitation of the millpond dam, is estimated at $2.5 million. Design work will be completed this year, with tendering expected in the fall and the start of construction in the spring of 2019, according to the publication.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs approved the grant through the top-up component of the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF). The town applied for $1,576,988 in July last year, but the grant was not approved until the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change gave the project the green light.
The bridge was built in 1917 and was first identified in 1971 as being in need of replacement.