Blakeney Bridge closed until December

The Blakeney Bridge is now closed until mid-December for the removal and installation of a new bridge, according to the municipality of Mississippi Mills.

Blakeney Rapids Park will remain open throughout the closure, the municipality said in a release about the construction work, advising residents to please follow road signage posted by Lanark County for parking instructions.

“The existing single-lane bridge, which was built in 1915, will be replaced with a two-lane modular bridge with a widened shoulder to accommodate pedestrians,” the municipality continued. “Work includes all new concrete abutments and piers.”

Lanark County awarded the contract for the bridge work to Looby Construction.

“During the replacement work, Five-Span Bridge in Pakenham and Ottawa Street Bridge in Almonte are the nearest alternatives for crossing the Mississippi River,” the municipality advised.

For those interested, Lanark County has set up a live feed of the bridge and will be posting timelapse video of the project’s progress as well as updates at


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