Today’s #BridgingForTheFuture featured photo showcases some of the original and refurbished east span low speed machinery gears being re-installed this week by Landform Civil Infrastructure crews.

Crews have also installed the electrical conduit and transfer switches for both new standby generators, ready to ensure the bridge continues to function even during power outages!

Next week, crews will complete removing all existing electrical conduit, wiring, etc. The concrete traffic signal bases will be poured, and the east span high speed machinery base plate and gear box is planned to be installed.

In today’s #ThrowbackThursday photo courtesy of Elgin County Archives and from the Ken Verrell Collection, it showcases a harbour ice jam, ca. 1910. The photograph view is looking southwest and includes two tugboats (one with the name Venus) which has run aground, the grain elevator on the west side of the harbour, the pre-existing bridge across the inner harbour (later replaced by the King George VI Lift Bridge), and the London and Port Stanley Railway main Port Stanley terminal.

Port Stanley Restaurant’s Welcome You Back!

With Elgin County now in the Orange Restrict Zone, restaurants throughout Port Stanley are safely welcoming you back for dine-in experiences. Today we highlight a few of the restaurants that are opening their doors. Stay tuned to future blog posts for more dining highlights!

Kettle Creek Inn

The Vedova’s opened the doors to Kettle Creek Inn in 1983, after purchasing and completely renovating the derelict building. Today Kettle Creek Inn is recognized as one of Ontario’s Finest Inns, and welcomes locals and visitors from all over the world to stay and eat in Port Stanley. Indulge your senses, relax and dine in this historically significant Inn where their passion is incredible food, and belief is buying local. www.kettlecreekinn.com

Hours: Dine-in or Take-out – Tuesday-Saturday 12-8pm

Two Forks

Two Forks is classy dining with small plate fare and hand crafted cocktails, using local ingredients and local beer. Every menu item is made from scratch and crafted by owners who truly care about their product, service and community of Port Stanley.  https://www.facebook.com/twoforks295/

Hours: Dine-in or Takeout – Wednesday- Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 12-9pm, & Sunday 12-7pm

SoLo On Main

Chef Lauren vanDixhoorn and her team have created a totally renovated space with an urban vibe and a menu that proves her passion for delicious and local foods. Diners have their choice of the trendy lounge area featuring a gorgeous new bar and relaxing club chairs, the sophisticated dining room or the patio which overlooks the harbour. www.soloportstanley.com

Hours: Dine-in or Takeout – Thursday, Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 11:30am-3pm, & Sunday 5-9pm