Notice of Temporary Closure of Thompson Bridge

Map of bridge closure location

Thompson Bridge is a single lane, single span pony truss with a wooden deck constructed in 1922 with a load restriction of 10 tonnes. Thompson Bridge is located on Skinkle Road, approximately 1.55km north of County Road 29 in the Municipality of Trent Hills.

As a result of a recent inspection, Thompson Bridge was found to be in need of urgent repairs.

Deterioration of critical members require repair as soon as possible.

The repairs are tentatively scheduled to commence on July 12th, 2021 and are anticipated to be completed by July 26th, 2021. To facilitate the repairs, the bridge will be closed for the duration of construction. Local traffic will be required to utilize a signed detour route that will be installed utilizing CR29, Percy Street, Godolphin Road, Greenly Road, and Concession Road 6 East during construction.

Upon completion of the repairs, the load restriction on the bridge will be reduced to 5 tonnes.

The project plans and further information on the project is available by contacting the following individuals:


Matt MacDonald, P.Eng. Project Manager
Jewell Engineering Inc. 
1 – 71 Millennium Parkway
Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5
Telephone: (613) 969-1111


Denise Marshall, P.Eng.
Manager, Project Engineering
Transportation, Waste & Facilities
Northumberland County
555 Courthouse Road
Cobourg, ON K9A 5J6
Telephone: (905) 372-3329 ext. 2355