Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2022 02:16 PM
The City of Burlington has closed the Headon Forest Pedestrian Bridge to ensure public safety. During recent maintenance and repair work, it was determined the main structure of the bridge is in very poor condition. The steel structural supports under the wood decking have significant corrosion and can no longer support the bridge. The deterioration has occurred rapidly since the last inspection of the bridge. An inspection by a Structural Engineer confirmed the bridge must be closed for safety purposes.
The bridge will remain closed until it can be replaced. It is anticipated the new bridge will be installed and open for use in spring 2023. All efforts are being made to advance this timeline, if possible.
During the bridge closure, do not place wooden pallets or other structures in the creek, as this can create a blockage which can result in significant flooding.
Please detour along Headon Forest Drive, Northampton Boulevard and Dundas...
Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:37 AM
After the Aug. 4, 2014 flooding, Aquafor Beech Limited was hired by the City to complete a Flood Mitigation Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) in the Tuck Creek watershed between the Hydro Row and Lake Ontario.
Five alternatives were developed and evaluated to reduce flooding within this area. Based on the results of evaluation and consultation with the City, Conservation Halton and the public, Alternative 4 was selected as the preferred alternative. Alternative 4 is upgrades to New Street, Regal Road and Spruce Avenue crossings and creek width increases. This alternative will reduce the number of buildings at risk of flooding during a '100-year storm' and regional storm.
As recommended by the EA study, the work will be completed in three phases:
Phase 1: Regal Road Bridge upgrade and channel improvements. Completed in 2019.
Phase 2: New Street Bridge upgrade and channel improvements. Channel works completed in 2020. ...