I am very pleased to advise that the pedestrian bridge on Barbertown Road is being rehabilitated. As part of this project, the following rehabilitation works will be undertaken:
- The existing abutment structure (east bank) will be rehabilitated and stabilized to carry the load of the new pedestrian bridge;
- The shoreline will be stabilized on the east bank, including at the Carolyn Creek outfall shoreline;
- A new pedestrian structure will replace the existing structure and the outer truss (original road bridge) structure will remain and be utilized as a non-load bearing feature;
- The new pedestrian structure will be wider and supported on the rehabilitated abutments, versus the outer truss frame, ensuring extended life expectancy of the truss frame.
The project is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2019. Please be advised that during all construction phases, ‘Notice of Service Disruption’ project signage will be installed, noting the closure of the bridge to the public for construction duration and alternate access will be identified. I hope you and your family enjoy using this new pedestrian bridge!