Ottawa-based Louis W. Bray Construction wins $15M Brighton bridge contract


Crews from a local heavy construction company will be headed west this fall to replace a key connection between two southern Ontario communities.

The federal government recently awarded Louis W. Bray Construction a $14.87 million contract to build a new steel swing bridge on a roadway connecting the Town of Brighton and the City of Quinte West, according to procurement records.

The swing bridge spans across the Murray Canal of the Trent-Severn Waterway and is one of the four main routes connecting Prince Edward County with the City of Quinte West along the north shore of Lake Ontario, according to Parks Canada.

A 2010 review of the existing structure, which was constructed in 1947, by engineering consulting firm McCormick Rankin Corp. found “severe” corrosion and extensive deterioration and recommended the bridge be replaced.