The Village of Salmo has been working since 2002 to find a way to improve accessibility and the safety of pedestrians with in the village, specifically those attending of the Children’s Center who often have to cross the Main Street Bridge when going on walking events. In 2010 the Village purchased a dismantled “Bailey Bridge” with the intention of installing this bridge over Erie Creek at 6th Street. In October of 2015 WSA Engineering (2012) Ltd. was retained to assist in the design and project management of the bridge installation.

Upon review of the cost to remove lead paint from the Bailey Bridge this option was no longer feasible for the Village to pursue. WSA worked with the Village to assess different options for a pedestrian bridge. One of these options was the design of a new bridge using steel I-beams. WSA completed this design and worked helped the Village to obtain grant money for a bridge cover. Once grant funding was secured WSA completed the design of a timber framed bridge cover to protect both the bridge and pedestrians from the elements. WSA scheduled and coordinated volunteers and contractors to complete the construction and installation of the bridge and cover.

Services Provided:

  • Conceptual Design and Drawings
  • Final Engineered Drawings
  • Construction Management
  • Inspections
  • Project Scheduling
  • Grant Application
  • Application to work in a Dike

submitted to the Diking Authority

  • Notification submitted to the

Ministry of Environment for

Changes In and About a Stream.