A preliminary study of the Little Current Swing Bridge, which is the direct link to the mainland and Highway Six, is available for public review.

The Ministry of Transportation is hosting the study since the bridge may need replacing due to age and the cost of ongoing repairs and was modified for highway traffic in

It undertook a study this fall outlining possible alternatives and have come up with five: do nothing and continue to maintain it as best they can; replace with a ferry; replace with a tunnel; replace with a moveable bridge or replace with a fixed bridge.

The Little Current Swing Bridge was built in 1913 by Algoma East Rail as a rail bridge connecting Manitoulin Island to the mainland.

The second of three public review sessions is set for August where the alternatives will be discussed with the public.

For the link to the study, go to: http://swingbridgestudy.ca/