City of Brantford celebrates the TH&B Crossing Bridge Revitalization project

Mayor Kevin Davis and a young volunteer participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony

BRANTFORD, ON – Residents gathered on Friday, November 10 to celebrate the revitalization of the TH&B Crossing Bridge. Attendees enjoyed hot chocolate while viewing the artwork painted on inside panels of the bridge by 150 local volunteers. A full replacement of the bridge’s wood deck took place recently to ensure a study foundation to support connections across the Grand River.

“I am thrilled to officially recognize the reopening of the revitalized TH&B Crossing Bridge,” says Brantford Mayor Kevin Davis. “On behalf of Council, I would like to recognize the dedicated and creative volunteers who painted the beautiful murals for all to enjoy as well as the Engineering and Parks and Recreation departments. Thanks to their efforts, the TH&B bridge is now a more safe, accessible and welcoming pathway connecting communities across the Grand River.” 

To extend the service life of the TH&B Crossing Bridge, the City undertook the revitalization of the bridge in two phases. Phase one included the highly successful TH&B Public Art Project, where local community members painted murals covering the 112 interior bridge panels. The public art project was pursued to instill a sense of pride over this important landmark in Brantford’s trail network and address inappropriate vandalism previously found on the bridge. Painting on the bridge concluded in June 2023 and saw over 150 community members participate.

Phase two of the revitalization project included a full replacement of the bridge’s wood deck and minor steel repairs, to ensure a sturdy foundation that will support connections across the Grand River for the remainder of the bridge’s service life. Work on the deck and supports began soon after the completion of painting and concluded on October 6, 2023. The bridge has since been reopened for public use.

To learn more about the project and its participants, as well as view photos of each painted panel, please visit


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