During the last regular meeting on October 3, The Nation council voted on which option to go forward with regarding the expansion of the Touchette Bridge near Casselman. McIntosh Perry developed two options for the project, which were then budgeted out, and a comparison of both options was presented for council’s consideration.
The first option was for a two-tube railing similar to the original design that would allow for an unobstructed view but would require custom curbs and a wider deck. The second option was for a solid wall that would cost more, obstruct views, have a higher weight and monetary cost, and make clearing snow and water more difficult.
The report recommended the first option, as a wider deck is needed anyway to allow for farm equipment to cross. Council authorized McIntosh Perry to prepare drawings for option 1.