McKnight Boulevard pedestrian bridge rehabilitation

Now re-opened

Project update - October 2022

Crews have substantially completed construction and the bridge has been fully re-opened.

The colours of the bridge were chosen by the students at the Foundations of the Future Charter Academy.

We thank you for your patience during the construction period of this rehabilitation work.

Major rehabilitation work was completed on the pedestrian bridge crossing McKnight Boulevard at Centre A Street in 2022 with the intent of extending its service life by 35 years.

The bridge was removed from the site and sent to a shop for repairs. It was coated with a pattern of colours chosen by the students of the nearby school.

Pedestrian impacts

The bridge provides an above ground pedestrian route from the Thorncliffe green space on the north side of McKnight Boulevard to the Foundations for Future Charter Academy Middle School on the south.

Scope of work

A complete rehabilitation of the structure was completed as it was severely deteriorated/corroded. The work included: 

  • Bridge deck replacement.
  • Expansion joint replacement.
  • Substructure repair.
  • Replacement of damaged pedestrian barrier panel
  • Replacement of steel truss coating.


Rehabilitation of the bridge is estimated at $1.75 million.

Project timeline

  • May 14-16, 2022 - Bridge removal - COMPLETE
  • August 20-21, 2022 - Bridge installation - COMPLETE
  • October 2022 - Bridge re-opening - COMPLETE

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