Emma to Earl bridge open house information, June 2017

An open house for the Emma to Earl Street bridge Environmental Assessment was held June 7, 2017.

Design illustration for the proposed steel cable, single span bridge going over the Speed River from Emma Street to Earl StreetThe following information was displayed at the open house:

The preliminary ranking suggests a steel cable, single span bridge as the
preferred option.

You may submit comments on the information presented at the open house until Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Submit your comments by:

  1. Filling in the comment sheet available in the link above and dropping it off at or mailing it to City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 3A1, Attention: Andrew Janes, or
  2. Filling in the comment sheet available in the link above, and scanning and emailing it to andrew.janes@guelph.ca, or
  3. Sending an email with your comments included in the body to andrew.janes@guelph.ca.

About the project

The City of Guelph has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed pedestrian bridge connecting Emma Street to Earl Street over the Speed River. A bridge in this location is recommended in the Guelph Trail Master Plan (2005) to provide a connection to the Downtown Trail. The EA study will determine if a pedestrian bridge is needed at this location and if so, the style of bridge to be constructed. The site location and extent of the study area are shown on the map.

For more information

Andrew Janes, P.Eng., Project Engineer Supervisor
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
519-822-1260 extension 2338