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Bailey Bridge on Niska Road coming down with help from Canadian Armed Forces

Photo courtesy of the City of Guelph.

The City of Guelph is saying “out with the old, and in with the new!”

The historic Bailey Bridge on Niska Road is officially coming down this weekend, with help from reserve soldiers from the Canadian Armed Forces.

Military reservists have been set up on Niska all week long, and will be taking the bridge down from 10-11 a.m., Saturday for a training exercise.

In a release, Project Engineer Ken VanderWal says the City of Guelph is excited to see the bridge return to the CAF.

“This is a fantastic nod to the bridge’s former history of serving our military, and we are pleased that sections will be returned to us for reuse in the community.”

The Bailey Bridge was shut down last year due to serious concerns about its structural stability.

Guelph officials say construction on a new, wider bridge is set to begin later this summer.