The flood that forced 5,000 residents from their homes could cost Brantford up to 4.5 million dollars.
However, city councillors have been told the actual cost won’t be known until several questions are answered including the condition of the badly damaged Brant’s Crossing pedestrian bridge.
A city official says repair costs could range from $400,000 to $2-million for a total replacement.
The bridge is expected to be closed into next year.
Councillors were expected to request help from the provincial government through the Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance Program.
The flooding in Brantford followed an ice-jam rupture in the Grand River, near Galt, on February 21st.
When the ice jam broke, a surge of water headed downstream to Brantford and flooded Eagle Place, Holmedale and West Brant.