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Niska Road bridge closed February 28

Niska Road bridge closed to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians Guelph, Ont., February 13, 2017—Due to safety concerns about structural integrity, the Niska Road bridge is being closed indefinitely to all traffic including drivers, pedestrian and cyclists. Signs alerting travelers to the closure will be posted on February 14. Barriers will be installed on both sides of the bridge on the morning of Tuesday, February 28. UPDATE, March 21, 2017—The City has received the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glenn Murray’s, decision that a higher level of environmental assessment (EA) is not needed to move forward with the reconstruction of Niska Road and replacement of the bridge. The bridge will remain closed until construction of the new bridge is complete in 2019. All updates related to… Continue reading Niska Road bridge closed February 28

Niska Road bridge to be closed February 28 until further notice

Guelph, Ont., February 13, 2017—The City is closing Niska Road bridge to all traffic—drivers, pedestrians and cyclists—beginning February 28. The City is closing the bridge indefinitely due to safety concerns about the bridge’s condition and the unstable effects high spring water flows and heavy rainfall can have on the bridge’s main support structures (abutments). “We’ve been able to prolong the life of bridge by completing various repairs since a 2013 report indicated the bridge was failing,” noted Kealy Dedman, City Engineer. “At this point however, the condition of the abutments combined with coming spring and summer river flows pose too big a risk for us to keep the bridge open.” Pedestrians and cyclists are at as high a risk as drivers because the nature of… Continue reading Niska Road bridge to be closed February 28 until further notice