Cst. John Verral Memorial Bridge Replacement
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The Cst. John Verral Memorial Bridge spans Patterson Creek along Queensway East in Simcoe, Ontario. The existing bridge was designed in 1922 with a concrete deck supported by steel girders and concrete abutments. It was widened in 1956, and again in 1977 to its current 4-lane width with sidewalks. The structure underwent a major rehabilitation in 1992. The structure has exceeded the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code life expectancy of 75 years, and is due for a rehabilitation or replacement.

This Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) has determined the preferred solution is to replace the bridge and provided a recommended design of a 5 lane bridge with sidewalks in accordance with current safety standards and the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code. The process has considered:

  • The natural and physical environment,
  • The transportation environment,
  • The economic environment, and
  • The social and cultural environment.

The Notice of Completion for the Schedule 'C' MCEA was issued on July 22, 2020. A full copy of the Environmental Study Report can be downloaded in the section below.

For hard copies of this information, please get in touch with one of the contacts listed below.

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Work Recently Completed:

  • The construction contract was awarded by Norfolk County to Finnbilt General Contracting Limited.

Work Planned for Next Period:

  • Complete administrative documentation and planning, commence utility relocations and some environmental protection measures.


  • The work is currently on schedule. Completion of construction is scheduled for November 2021.


  • The work is currently on budget.
For more information on this project, contact Normal Text Zoom Text
A. Ryan Elliott, P.Eng., BDS

Director of Structural Engineering 


Consulting Engineers, Architects & Planners

2 Talbot Street North, Simcoe, ON N3Y 5N4

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Jeff Demeulemeester, CET

Project Manager, Engineering

Public Works Division

Norfolk County

183 Main Street of Delhi, Delhi, Ontario, N4B 2M3

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