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Harmer Avenue Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge

Project Details

Client: City of Ottawa
Location: Harmer Avenue
Timeframe: 2018-2020
Tomlinson Divisions: Heavy Civil Division


  • Keep the same connections as the existing bridge
  • Pedestrian and cycling detours
  • Provide universal access by conforming to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
  • Contribute to the City’s active living goals and City’s Ottawa Cycling Plan

Project Description

  • The bridge will be constructed from pre-fabricated structural steel and the main structure will be delivered to the site for installation.
  • Construction will include north and south access ramps and bridge approaches, considered structures of their own. They will require complex foundations and several structural elements.
  • The project will include the installation of Ministry of Transportation (MTO) permanent noise barriers and residential privacy fences.
  • The provision of 1.5 metre bike lanes in each direction of Holland Avenue from Kenilworth Street to Tyndall Avenue.
  • Inclusion of a painted buffer zone to provide distance between the cycle lane, the travel lane and parked cars
Environmental, Transportation, Infrastructure Services - Tomlinson Group