Wilkes Dam Bridge Rehabilitation Project


The Wilkes Dam Bridge is situated at the south end of Dufferin Avenue along the SC Johnson Trail. This bridge facilitates pedestrian traffic over the water intake canal that supplies the water treatment plant. In 2022, an Engineering Consultant inspected and evaluated the bridge’s load-carrying capacity following the discovery of deficiencies in the superstructure. The assessment revealed that the existing bridge could no longer safely support the maintenance vehicles necessary for the upkeep of the water intake canal.


The rehabilitation project is expected to be take place in June / July 2024.
During the construction period, the three parking stalls at the end of Dufferin Avenue at Wilkes Dam, including the accessible parking stall, will be closed. However, pedestrian access to the trail will be maintained throughout the construction.

Map of costruction area

The Project Team

If you have any questions about this project, please contact us using one of the following methods:

  • By Mail – please mail to City of Brantford Environmental Service Admin Building, Attn: Adam Quibell, City of Brantford, 324 Grand River Avenue, Brantford, ON N3T 4Y8
  • Phone – please contact the City at 519-759-4150 Ext. 5266
  • By E-mail – please contact the Project Team