Ontario Construction News staff writer
The City of Brantford has completed the installation of the Wayne Gretzky Parkway pedestrial bridge, a significant infrastructure achievement.
Officials noted one aspect of the project – the swift removal of the temporary trail detour, which consisted of steel ramps and concrete barriers on the WGP vehicle bridge. The detour was dismantled by Jan. 16, restoring normal traffic flow and accessibility in the area.
Remaining work included laying asphalt to the top lifts on the bridge approaches, which is scheduled to take place in the spring to ensure optimal temperature conditions. Graffiti removal, and deck waterproofing at two joints (where the bridge was split into three sections for off-site transportation) is expected to be finalized this week. Please note the pedestrian bridge will remain open throughout the final stages of the project.
“I want to express my sincere appreciation to the exceptional team involved in this milestone achievement,” said Jennifer Elliott, the city’s director of engineering. “Thanks to the team’s efforts, a major infrastructure asset in our city has been greatly enhanced while disruption to the community was minimized.”
The successful rehabilitation and installation of the WGP pedestrian bridge “demonstrates our dedication to providing efficient and reliable transportation solutions for residents and visitors alike”.