Over 40 people from both sides of the Dewittville Bridge, which unites Hichinbrooke with Godmanchester, came together on September 15 for the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the reopening of the bridge on December 6, 2021.
The plaque serves as a reminder of the work invested by outgoing MNA Claire IsaBelle as well as the Godmanchester mayor, Pierre Poirier, and the former Hinchinbrooke mayor, Carolyn Cameron, to reconnect the two communities after structural issues with the bridge’s foundation forced its emergency closure in 2016.
The plaque was unveiled in the presence of IsaBelle, Poirier, and Cameron, as well as MRC du the Haut-Saint-Laurent prefect, Louise Lebrun; the Hinchinbrooke mayor, Mark Wallace; several councillors; and municipal staff from both Hinchinbrooke and Godmanchester. As well, there were representatives from the companies that worked to restore the structure.
The Carrières Ducharme Inc. of Havelock donated the stone now bearing the plaque, which was installed on the property of Rolland Giuillon who lost access to much of his riverside property during the contruction period. The plaque was provided by the Groupe SH in Huntingdon. (SR)