ALGONQUIN HIGHLANDS, ON – Haliburton County is trying to get work started on a local bridge.

Almost two months removed from being nominated for the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, Haliburton County has gone to tender for the rehabilitation of the Hawk Lake Bridge.

The county announced early this morning that it is taking bids to work on the Algonquin Highlands bridge.

According to the county, this tender process is for the replacement of the existing steel truss bridge with a new prefabricated steel truss bridge with a lightweight deck, raising the abutments to provide additional clearance over the water, regrading the road on the approaches, installation of steel beam guide rail on approaches and slope protection.

County staff say that the contract includes that but it may not be limited to that.

The bridge had undergone an environmental study back in November of 2018.

Any business looking to try and submit an offer can connect with the county.