Never mind the kids’ nursery rhyme, London Bridge is Falling Down, there’s a more adult concern that
the Moira Lake trestle bridge is falling down.
Centre Hastings Mayor Tom Deline says he plans on talking to provincial government officials about the ancient wooden trestle bridge at January’s Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference.
Many are worried that the bridge has deteriorated to the point it has become dangerous. It is used by walkers, ATV’s, and bicyclists.
Rough estimates have put the cost of replacing the bridge as high as $2.5 million.
Mayor Deline hopes to get funding support from the province to replace the structure.
Meanwhile, the Municipality of Centre Hastings is joining some others in the region, and will be sticking with the status quo when it comes to voting for Mayor and council.
The provincial government has given communities the option of going to a “ranked ballot” system for local elections, but Centre Hastings council will continue with the “first past the post” system in the next election, coming in 2018.