Wright’s Creek Bridge

New Wright’s Creek Bridge Pedestrian Corridor Now Open
Posted on 01/19/2022
Vehicular section scheduled to open late June

The Wright’s Creek Bridge replacement project is nearly complete, and the pedestrian corridor is now open for public use. The bridge serves as a key connection to approximately 90 acres of municipally-owned green space.

The 50-year-old bridge structure had reached the end of its useful lifespan and was replaced with a new 75-metre timber structure – a fully accessible bridge for two-lanes of vehicular traffic and a separated 1.8-metre-wide pedestrian corridor. The new bridge also improves the active transportation connections from Acadian Drive to the East Royalty Park old roadway, Acadian Forest Trails, Parkman Soccer Complex and Andrew’s Pond/Wright’s Creek Trails.

“The new bridge preserves public, multi-modal access to important greenspace in our community. Opening the pedestrian bridge is a great milestone and we look forward to seeing the new bridge open in late June,” said Terry Bernard, City Councillor (Ward 10) and Chair of the Parks, Recreation and Leisure Activities Committee.

Construction began in July 2021 and the pedestrian bridge corridor was completed on December 24, 2021. The remainder of the work is expected to be completed by late June 2022 and relates to the vehicular section. This work includes paving this section of the bridge, paving the approaches, and topsoiling/hydroseeding the surrounding area.

The $1.7 million project received provincial and federal funding in the amount of $967,956 from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).

Further updates regarding the completion date and opening of the new bridge to vehicular traffic will be provided in the coming months.