Ussher’s Creek Bridge
Ussher’s Creek Bridge
Beginning on October 15, Niagara Parks began work to replace the Ussher’s Creek Bridge structure along the south Niagara Parkway. Following a competitive RFP process, Niagara-based Rankin Construction will lead the project, which will require a full road closure of the Niagara Parkway from Edgeworth Road, just north of the Ussher’s Creek bridge, to the first residential driveway, located south of the bridge structure (8787 Niagara Parkway). The proposed detour will be via Weaver Rd, Willoughby Rd and Main St.
Update: Despite some weather-related challenges, the Ussher’s Creek Bridge Replacement Project is on track to be completed by the end of April. Crews anticipate the Parkway will be reopened by April 28, weather depending.
Originally called “Street’s Creek”, the waterway below the Ussher’s Creek bridge was the historic encampment site of close to four thousand American troops prior the Battle of Chippawa on July 5, 1814. Niagara Parks undertook the construction of the first formal bridge structure over Ussher’s Creek in 1911, which was the first bridge built by the Commission along the south Niagara Parkway.
Rehabilitation work of the bridge structure was completed in 1989 to both the east and west edges of the bridge. The bridge was inspected in 2015 and at that time, it was recommended that a replacement structure be built over the next one to five years.
Work to replace the aging bridge structure began on October 15, 2018. Following a competitive RFP process, the $1.4 million design-construction contract was awarded to Niagara-based Rankin Construction. The project has been designed to ensure the Ussher’s Creek bridge maintains its heritage look and feel, with new bike lanes incorporated on both sides, providing connection with the Niagara River Recreation Trail.
This work will require a full road closure of the Niagara Parkway from Edgeworth Road, just north of the Ussher’s Creek bridge, to the first residential driveway, located south of the bridge structure (8787 Niagara Parkway). The proposed detour will be via Weaver Rd, Willoughby Rd and Main St. It is expected that the road closure will be in effect until April 1, 2019.
Legends Way (the street the travels through Legends on the Niagara Golf Complex) is closed to vehicle traffic during the road closure. Legends Way will continue to be maintained under Niagara Parks’ normal winter maintenance activities and will be available for emergency service vehicles and other authorized vehicles, as needed.
It is expected that the road closure will be in effect until April 28, 2019.
Documents & Resources
Ussher’s Creek Bridge Detour 2018-19Filename: Ussher's Creek Bridge Detour 2018-19.pdfLast Modified: Oct 16, 2018
During the replacement of Ussher\'s Creek Bridge, the following detour will be in effect.Download pdf
Ussher’s Creek Bridge Replacement ProjectFilename: Niagara Parks PIC - Sept 2018 - Ussher's Creek Bridge.pdfLast Modified: Sep 28, 2018
Originally constructed in 1911, Ussher’s Creek bridge has undergone signiﬁcant work over the past three decades. With replacement work on both sides of the bridge completed in 1989, an inspection in 2015 revealed the concrete arch bridge would last until 2020. With temporary repairs completed in March 2016, Niagara Parks has developed a strategy to replace Ussher’s Creek bridge entirely by 2019.Download pdf
- December 19, 2018
Read about work to-date and view photos of the bridge replacement project.Read More
- April 23, 2019
Niagara Parks is pleased to announce the completion of the Ussher’s Creek Bridge Replacement Project along the south Niagara Parkway in Chippawa.Read More
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Senior Director, Engineering, Parking and Transportation