Margaret Avenue Bridge Update (from the city of Kitchener)

Construction to start on Margaret Avenue Bridge
KITCHENER – Work to construct the new Margaret Avenue Bridge is set to begin Oct. 27, 2014.  Access to all local businesses will be maintained throughout the construction which is estimated to be complete by July 2015. Alliance Verdi Civil Inc. has been awarded the tender.
“We are pleased that construction of a replacement bridge is going to start soon,” said Steve Allen, manager, engineering design and approvals. “We recognize how important this bridge is to the neighbourhood, and we would like to thank the community for their patience.”
In June 2013, a structural engineers’ report recommended the bridge be closed due to safety concerns and was subsequently removed after further structural analysis. In June 2014, staff provided options to council regarding the size of the new bridge after investigating what future needs might be required in light of the potential for enhanced rail service.  Council approved staff’s recommendation for a two-track bridge once GO Transit confirmed it would be sufficient for all current and future GO operations. 
More information about the Margaret Avenue Bridge replacement can be found at www.kitchener.ca/Margaretbridge. Updates will be made available on the webpage as construction progresses.

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