The Andrewsville Bridge in Montague Township is closing for the winter season next week.
The bridge, which is jointly owned by Lanark County and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, crosses the Rideau River in the hamlet of Andrewsville.
"In an effort to prolong the lifespan of the bridge by eliminating further corrosion as a result of exposure to de-icing materials being tracked across the bridge, we have been temporarily closing the bridge to traffic each winter," explained Public Works Manager Sean Derouin.
The bridge has a five-tonne weight limit and is one of three crossings on the eight-kilometre stretch of the Rideau River between Merrickville and Burritt's Rapids. It also provides access to the Parks Canada swing bridge at the Nicholson's Locks.
Council approved a by-law in 2018 that closes the bridge to traffic on an annual basis from December 1 to March 31, as studies showed many repairs were required.
The future of the century-old bridge is currently being determined.
There will be no detour signage in place during the bridge closure.