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Highway 11/17 Pedestrian Bridge

A pedestrian bridge that crosses over the Trans-Canada Highway increases safety and achieves the goal of a walkable community

  • North Bay, Ontario

    North Bay, Ontario

Travelling across the Trans-Canada Highway by foot has never been safer

Traveling to school by foot should be a safe and easy experience. But what if your commute crossed the Trans-Canada Highway? Safety concerns led the Ministry of Transportation to find a safer way to move foot traffic from the Frost Street area to Chippewa Street.

We completed the preliminary design and environmental assessment to develop a pedestrian only or a combined pedestrian/vehicle crossing. The study included identification and evaluation of potential crossing types and locations, review of pedestrian travel patterns in the area, and development of alternative bridge locations and configurations. Two public information centers were held to help the local community understand the options and have a say in the option that made the made sense.

The bridge connects residential areas on both sides of Highway 11/17 with its south approach touching down directly adjacent to a school. It is fully enclosed to promote use during the winter months. The fully lit bridge is an inviting structure for pedestrians and cyclists and was designed to allow relocation to a future new highway alignment—to top it off, it functions as a landmark indicating arrival into the City of North Bay.

At a Glance

  • Ministry of Transportation, Ontario
Meet Our Team

Adam Barg, Principal, Transportation

As a project manager, my goal is to make sure everyone’s voice is heard. Collaboration leads to innovation that exceeds client expectations.

Tim Belliveau, Principal, Transportation

Highway planning connects communities safely, but sometimes also disrupts them. Working with the community to find the right balance is key.

Gregg Cooke, Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Transportation (Canada Ontario)

A highway is more than just a facility to move cars and trucks from A to B. Modern highway design is truly based on the principle of “design with community in mind”.
Gregg Cooke Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Transportation (Canada Ontario) Read More

Dave Emery, Executive Vice President, Regional Operating Growth Leader

I stay engaged in projects in an effort to help win work and keep in touch with clients but more importantly to help mentor and develop future leaders.
Dave Emery Executive Vice President, Regional Operating Growth Leader Read More

Mike Trader, Senior Associate, Transportation

I’m proud to design bridges that support communities and enhance mobility–not only for motorists, but trail users, transit, and wildlife.
Mike Trader Senior Associate, Transportation Read More

Adam Barg

Principal, Transportation

Tim Belliveau

Principal, Transportation

Gregg Cooke

Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Transportation (Canada Ontario)

Dave Emery

Executive Vice President, Regional Operating Growth Leader

Mike Trader

Senior Associate, Transportation

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