Fort York cyclist, pedestrian bridge to cost $19.7M
A concept sketch shows a plan for the Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge.
Published Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:15AM EST
The City of Toronto will shell out nearly $20 million for a pedestrian and cyclist bridge by the Fort York grounds.
Plans for the bridge were released Tuesday, with construction expected to begin in Spring 2016. The city said the two-part bridge is expected to be complete in 2017.
The bridge is meant to improve the pedestrian and cyclist link between the waterfront, Fort York and Trinity Bellwoods Park.
The project will cost the city $19.7 million, a news release revealed. It will be built across two railway corridors, just east of Strachan Avenue. One section will start at Wellington Street and end at the site of a future park, which will be built at the same time as the bridge. The second section will begin at the park and end at the Fort York Grounds.
The structure will be the first stainless steel bridge built in North America, built by Dufferin Construction Company, the release said.