King George VI Lift Bridge Reopens!

King George VI Lift Bridge Reopens!

Elgin County is pleased to announce that, following an extensive 19 month rehabilitation and unfortunate delays due to the ongoing pandemic, the #KingGeorgeVILiftBridge in Port Stanley is finally reopened to the public! The Bridge which first opened to the public on...
Bridge Reopening In Sight…

Bridge Reopening In Sight…

The King George VI Lift Bridge will soon re-open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic by day’s end on Friday, July 9th. Final commissioning, safety inspections, and cleaning efforts are underway. Regrettably, in accordance with gathering restrictions associated...
Bridge Reopening Delayed

Bridge Reopening Delayed

The reopening of the King George VI Lift Bridge has been delayed for up to two (2) weeks. The Bridge was scheduled to reopen tomorrow (June 25, 2021); however, recent commissioning and testing activities have identified adjustments and refinements that must be made to...
Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!

Regrettably, in accordance with gathering restrictions associated with the Province of Ontario’s Step 1 of their Reopening Ontario Plan, an in-person bridge re-opening event for the community is not possible at this time. However, the Project Team will instead...
The Countdown Is On!

The Countdown Is On!

With three weeks to go before the #KingGeorgeLiftBridge┬áreopens to public on June 25th, electrical, mechanical and control system crews are approaching substantial completion, and will soon start site acceptance testing. Works expected to be completed by week’s...
Open For Watercraft

Open For Watercraft

In advance of the Victoria Day long weekend, the west span of the #KingGeorgeVILiftBridge has once again been reopened for marine watercraft! Courtesy of Elgin County Archives, this photo from the St. Thomas Times-Journal was published on March 6, 1974 while then...