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Pedestrian Bridge

Building a Bridge to the Future

Pickering's landmark pedestrian bridge is now open to the public! This fully enclosed bridge spans 250 metres across Highway 401, Canada's busiest highway, and can be used by both pedestrians and cyclists. Additionally, it links the Pickering GO station to a newly constructed Class 'A', LEED-Gold office tower and a 500-vehicle GO Transit parking deck located on the south lands of the Pickering Town Centre.

The federal and provincial governments are financing $10 million of the project through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund. Metrolinx is making a further investment of $12.5 million so that the bridge can truly become an icon of engineering and sustainability.

Once fully completed, the structure will be wrapped in a metallic, mesh-like skin, giving it a fluidic and organic appearance. LED lighting will illuminate the bridge at night, making it a luminous beacon that will signify where Pickering and Durham Region begin. These and other features should be completed by this fall.

Pickering's downtown has been designated an 'Anchor Mobility Hub' by the Province of Ontario. As such, this multi-million dollar structure will play a significant role in connecting the City to other key transportation networks, and will serve as a catalyst towards downtown Pickering's dramatic transformation.

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