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Covered Bridge North of Waterloo, Ontario closed

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October 1, 2012, Waterloo, Ontario - The Regional Municipality of Waterloo has restricted vehicle and buggy traffic on a 132-year-old West Montrose Covered Bridge, the only remaining covered bridge in Ontario.

"A floor beam that supports a portion of the bridge deck has failed likely due to overloading by heavy vehicles, despite weight restrictive signage," the regional government stated in a press release. "Accordingly, the Region is taking precautionary measures to restrict traffic until a repair can be made, which could take up to a couple of weeks."

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[Thanks to Tom Keating for sharing this story - Ed.]

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