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Huron and Grove Metcalfe Streets Walkway Closed

Web posted on August 02, 2017

Walkway connecting Huron and Grove/Metcalfe streets closed Routine inspection revealed corrosion of bridge structure Guelph, Ont., August 1, 2017The City has closed access to the walkway near 560 Elizabeth Street that connects Huron Street to Grove and Metcalfe streets via a pedestrian bridge over the railtracks.

A routine inspection of the walkway found corrosion of the steel structure supporting the bridge. The City owns the steps connecting to the bridge, commonly referred to as the "100 steps"; the bridge itself is owned and maintained by the railway companies that use the rail corridor.

To ensure the safety of the community and those who use the bridge, the walkway is closed while the City's rail partners decide whether to repair or replace the bridge. There is no risk to trains travelling along the corridor.

"We know this is an important pedestrian connection and we are working with the railways that own and maintain the bridge to address the issue as soon as possible," said Kealy Dedman, City Engineer.

Updates about the bridge will be posted to guelph.ca/construction, and shared on the City's social media accounts (facebook.com/cityofguelph and twitter.com/cityofguelph).


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