Historic Belleville footbridge being replaced with $2.9 million structure

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

A footbridge spanning the Moira River in Belleville will be demolished and replaced with a new pedestrian bridge.

The $2.9 million tender was awarded to construction firm Demathieu & Bard Inc. and demolition work started last month and is expected to last until September 2022.

The existing Catharine Street Footbridge will be replaced with a new wider structure capable of accommodating pedestrians, cyclist and light service vehicles and will include:

  • Demolition of the existing concrete bridge and construction of a new bridge at the same location
  • The new bridge is a two steel tied-arch span structure with decorative colored LED lighting and landscaping
  • The east bank where small trees are removed as part of construction will receive new vegetation-enhanced armour stone walls which will lead to an enhanced fish habitat and improved aesthetics

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Small trees have been removed on the east bank of the structure in order to facilitate demolition and construction. The area will be reinstated with vegetation-enhanced armour stone walls which will lead to an enhanced fish habitat and improved aesthetics.

Small trees have been removed on the east bank of the structure in order to facilitate demolition and construction of the new pedestrian bridge. The area will be reinstated with vegetation-enhanced armour stone walls which will lead to an enhanced fish habitat and improved aesthetics.

The aging concrete Catharine Street Footbridge will be replaced with a new wider structure capable of accommodating pedestrians, cyclist and light service vehicles and will include:

  • Demolition of the existing concrete bridge and construction of a new bridge at the same location
  • The new bridge is a two-steel tied-arch span structure with decorative colored LED lighting and landscaping
  • The east bank where small trees are removed as part of construction will receive new vegetation-enhanced armour stone walls which will lead to an enhanced fish habitat and improved aesthetics

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