Roads & Bridges
New bridges complete in Toronto’s Port Lands
January 26, 2024 By Rock to Road Staff
TORONTO – The two newest bridges to be added to Toronto’s Port Lands are complete and now open to vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist traffic.
The bridges’ installation was part of Waterfront Toronto’s Port Lands Flood Protection Enabling Infrastructure project, which called for bridges to be placed over current and future waterways in the area.
The single-span Cherry Street North Road and LRT bridge and the four-span Commissioners Street bridge join the Cherry Street South bridge in the Port Lands area, which opened in October 2022.
EllisDon oversaw the construction process of the bridges, from fabrication to erection, with designs provided by Entuitive, schlaich bergermann partner and Grimshaw Architechts.
The bridges feature a self-anchoring, curved-tied arch design, which was integral to accommodating the contaminated, poor quality soil in the area and the limitations to supporting foundation and piers presented by the site’s flood protection plan, according to a release.
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