City engineers plan to announce Friday what will be done to keep trucks from scraping the bottom of a costly new downtown rail bridge.
In an email, the city's interim general manager of engineering services Don Kudo writes that the city will announce some form of solution regarding the rail bridge over Wyndham Street tomorrow.
The rail bridge, completed in mid 2012 after two years of construction, cost $8.4 million to build.
Wyndham Street from Carden to Wellington been closed since Saturday, when Guelph Police shut it down after a fifth truck scraped a pair of grey steel "crash beams" below the main structure of the bridge Oct. 19.
City engineers are considered placing new signs on either side of the bridge, warning drivers of tall vehicles like trucks and buses to stay away.
They're also mulling whether to scrape the roadway to increase the 3.94 metres of total ground clearance under the bridge. But the presence of pipes underneath Wyndham, along with layers of bedrock, would make scraping the roadway a delicate, costly, time-consuming endeavour.