The Reece Bridge structure (on Twenty Mile Rd. over Twenty Mile Creek in West Lincoln) was built in 1950 with limited rehabilitation over the years. The structure has a concrete sidewalk on the east side and a concrete curb on the west side of the deck. The original railing consisted of a wooden rail system with concrete posts that were later protected with concrete barriers.
Based on structural inspections, Niagara Region confirmed the need to rehabilitate or replace the bridge. Also, the existing reverse curve alignment of Twenty Mile Creek Rd. (Regional Rd. 69) over the bridge and drop in road elevation resulted in safety concerns that needed to be addressed.
In September 2012, the Region completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment which recommended replacing the existing Reece Bridge with a new structure offset to the east of the existing bridge. This would include a new alignment of the bridge and impromvements to the horizontal and vertical alignment of the roadway approaches at each end.
Municipal Class Environmental Assessment completed
Detailed design completed
Contract awarded to Rankin Construction
Original expected completion date
Current anticipated completion date
Senior Project Manager
905-980-6000 ext. 3437
Email Cam Milne
Expected traffic delays
The existing bridge has remained open during construction until the new bridge was capable of carrying traffic.
A two-week closure was required mid-July to allow construction of the roadway approaches to the new bridge.
The new bridge was brought into use on July 26, however is restricted to one lane with temporary traffic signals until mid-August. Both lanes are expected to re-open at that time.
Construction has progressed well and has an expected completion date of late September or early October 2019.