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Reopening of Elora's Badley Bridge slightly delayed

The rebuilt bridge originally intended to reopen to traffic in late-November will now open in December
Elora's Badley Bridge work done as of August. Keegan Kozolanka/GuelphToday file photo

ELORA – The Badley Bridge will be reopening to traffic this year but not as early as expected.

County of Wellington construction manager Joe de Koning confirmed by email that the downtown Elora bridge will be open to traffic by Dec. 4 as opposed to late-November as originally expected. 

De Koning said the opening could be pushed back again to as late as Dec. 11 from days lost to poor weather. There will be a further update confirming the opening date and official event in the near future. 

De Koning clarified by phone that it also delays pedestrian access which was planned to open shortly after traffic in December. He was unable to give a firm timeline for that opening. 

The original bridge was closed and demolished early this year and Looby Construction has remained on schedule so far through the pandemic.

“Meeting key milestones to date, Looby has managed the project through the unique challenges we have all experienced in 2020,” de Koning said by email. “However, they will not be able to complete the work required to open the bridge to traffic by the end of November.”