Demolition of Anne Street bridge draws crowds

Bridge replacement will take 18 months

People parked themselves in lawn chairs to watch construction crews demolish the Anne Street bridge.

Facebook – Jessica Newhook

The bridge came crumbling down overnight Saturday.

The demolition resulted in the closure of Highway 400 in both directions between Dunlop and Bayfield Streets.

Anne Street is closed from Edgehill Drive to Donald Street during the project.

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be off-limits until the work is done sometime in fall 2022.

Detour signs have been installed and public transit detours have been mapped out.

There is a free transit shuttle for pedestrians at the foot of the Anne Street hill and over at the Wellington Plaza.

When completed, the Anne Street bridge will have wider sidewalks and will be large enough to accommodate a wider Highway 400 in the future.

Improvements will also be made to the Anne Street/Edgehill Drive and Anne Street/Donald Street intersections.

(Video – Facebook – Louisa Hadden)

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