Four Mile Run Trail Bridge Project

Page updated on Oct 27, 2021 at 3:53 PM

Project Background

In Summer 2021, it was observed during a field inspection that a hole had formed in the Four Mile Run Park Trail bridge deck. After a follow-up structural inspection, it was determined that the condition of the bridge was not suitable for use by people driving, biking, or walking. To ensure the safety of trail users, the bridge was closed in August 2021. 

Photos of the bridge are included below. Based on the latest inspection, the bridge condition is rated as “poor” due to structural deficiencies in the decking and beams. 

Four Mile Run Park Bridge Damage_1 Four Mile Run Park Bridge Damage_2 Four Mile Run Park Bridge Damage_3

Trail Closures and Detours

Temporary detour signs have been installed on the trail to assist trail users in reaching their destinations. Additional signage is under development and expected to be in place by September 2021.  

A map showing the detour routes is below. Trail users should follow the Four Mile Run Wetland Trail during the daytime. Trail users should follow the provided on-street route during nighttime when the Wetland Trail is not lit. 

Four Mile Run Bridge Detour Routes

Project Development

Due to the emergency nature of the bridge closure, repair/replacement of the bridge is not currently funded. However, staff is requesting funding for this project for the City’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget.

  • Funded: Yes for design.
  • Design: Procurement to begin in November 2021
  • Construction: Not started; will begin after design is complete and funding for replacement is identified.

Community Engagement

For More Information

  • Project Sponsor: Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities
    Jack Browand, Acting Deputy Director
  • To be added to the project stakeholder email group to receive project updates, email