In this week’s #BridgingForTheFuture progress update, crews have begun switching gears and started installation of the new high speed machinery gear boxes and line shafts as showcased in the featured photo. However, before doing so, significant time was spent to cast and install new machinery base plates.

In addition, the concrete bases for all of the new traffic gates were also finished, along with installation of the low speed machinery being completed within the east trunnion pit.

Following the upcoming Easter long weekend, crews will return Monday to continue installing the high speed components that will line up with the gear boxes, install the traffic gates, continue installing electrical conduit throughout the control towers and trunnion pits, and begin crack injection on the bridge’s wingwalls and abutments.

Throwback Thursday

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday photograph is a postcard showcasing the scene at the dedication of the #KingGeorgeVILiftBridge on May 15, 1939; courtesy of Hugh Sims.

Grab a Cuppa Joe and Enjoy The Village

Spring has arrived and it is such a beautiful time to get out and watch as the foliage and marina’s come to life! Visit a local coffee shop and grab a coffee to-go while strolling the village streets.

Village Square Coffee House

Port Stanley’s local coffee house, proudly buys their coffee directly from the farmers who grow it, they brew it with love and serve it to you with a smile. Also serving espresso drinks, house baked treats, fresh soup, sandwiches and more!

Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-2:30pm, Saturday 8am-2pm, Sunday 9am-3pm


Harbour Merchant Coffee Company

Great news for the coffee lovers out there! The Harbour Merchant Coffee Company has re-opened for take-out. The Harbour Merchant serves micro roast coffee, which is considered by many to be the best tasting type of coffee available on the retail market. Shop the vast array of interesting coffee blends from all around the globe, and grab yourself a cup to go!

Hours: Wednesday- Sunday 8:30am -4pm


The Project Team wishes everyone a Happy Easter! And reminds everyone to #StaySafe and #ElginStrong!