South Main Street Bridge Eco-Park

Status 1


Status 1


Status 1


Bridge and water


City of Thorold initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study to address concerns related to the South Main Street Bridge and Pedestrian Linkage in the Port Robinson area. The Class EA was carried out as Schedule "B'' undertaking in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process, approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act (1990). 

McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd. was originally retained by the City to facilitate the Class EA to address the need of providing a safe and reliable pedestrian linkage between South Main St. and Cross St. in the Port Robinson community. Subsequent to the Class EA, City of Thorold retained the services of RJ Burnside to create a conceptual rendering of a proposed Port Robinson Ecological Park (Eco-Park) at the South Main Street Bridge general location. The creation of an ecological park provides an opportunity to enhance an existing ecological habitat and an abandoned bridge currently used as a popular fishing hole/walkway connecting communities accross an old canal waterway known for its wildlife. The Eco-Park design has an opportunity to reinforce the vision and character of the neighbourhod, while maintaining the ecological connection and environmental sensitivities. 

Study Area
The bridge is located between Cross St. (north) and South Main Street (south) over the former Welland River, now a segmented watercourse within Port Robinson in the city of Thorold. 


Abu Rashed, Project Manager
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Figure 1: South Main Street Bridge Eco-Park Study Area Key Map

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