This ditch which is cut
through the very soft clay to be found almost everywhere on the Soulanges canal has always given a great deal of trouble and its maintenance therefore has been exceedingly
expensive. The concrete abutments of a number of farm bridges spanning the ditch have fallen down, and it is only a question of time when the others will tumble down also. It had been intended to line the bottom and slopes of the cut with concrete slabs and to reinforce the floorings of the bridge at a cost of $40,000. But the scheme now proposed comprises the laying of 7,200 lineal feet of 44 feet reinforced concrete pipe. This will entail a somewhat larger expenditure, but when completed the cost of maintenance will be reduced to a minimum.
St. Peter's canal-Improvements, $135,000.