The Counties of Lanark and Leeds Grenville have retained Jewell Engineering to prepare a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) report to evaluate alternatives to address the deteriorating condition of the Andrewsville Bridge over the Rideau River, located in the hamlet of Andrewsville about 5 km north of the Village of Merrickville. Andrewsville bridge is designated as a boundary bridge, therefore it is jointly maintained by the County of Lanark and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.
During the Regular Meeting of Council on October 4, 2022, a resolution was passed that the Reeve and Deputy Reeve are to provide notice to both Counties, all lower-tier Municipalities within the Counties, and the local MP and MPP that the Township of Montague is in support of keeping the Andrewsville Bridge open to traffic and not decommissioning the bridge.
Concerned residents may keep up with developments to the future of the bridge by visiting the following County sites:
Leeds Grenville: https://www.leedsgrenville.com/en/index.aspx (you must search Andrewsville for updates)