There’s a new bridge on Toronto’s waterfront and it’s one of three new connections that’ll lead residents to the future Villiers Island.
As part of Toronto’s waterfront revitalization plans, the new Cherry St South Bridge is dedicated to pedestrians, cars, and cyclists over the “future mouth of the Don River,” per the official announcement shared on Tuesday.
The sleek yellow bridge is about 110 metres long and weighs about 830 tonnes. The bridge arrived in Toronto last December, making the long trek from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, to Toronto via the St. Lawrence Seaway, according to the project. This is one of two Cherry St bridges – the north which is solely for a future transit line into the Port Lands.
The first new bridge in the Port Lands is open! People are already walking, cycling, and driving across the sleek yellow bridge at Polson Street, the first of 3 new connections to the future Villiers Island. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/06Bhb2Zxy7
— Waterfront Toronto (@WaterfrontTO) October 4, 2022
“Now that it’s open, we’ll start digging through the original Cherry Street, connecting the new river valley we’ve already built to the east with its future outlet into Polson Slip,” shared Waterfront Toronto via Twitter.
The new river will span more than 1,000 metres and will function as flood protection infrastructure for the city.
The revitalization project started a few years ago and is set to cost the city about $1.25 billion. As for when it’s set to conclude, you can expect its completion by 2024.