Kingston Third Crossing Bridge
The Kingston Third Crossing involves the construction of a new, two-lane signature bridge spanning 1.2km over the Cataraqui River, which forms part of the historic Rideau Canal. Development of the project has required extensive coordination with Parks Canada, who is responsible on behalf of the Federal government for managing and protecting the Rideau Canal as a National Historic Site. Parks Canada is also responsible for protecting the Canal as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Project scope includes constructing two lanes for vehicle traffic extending over the Cataraqui River and continuing onto John Counter Boulevard on the west shore, and Gore Road on the east shore. It also includes the widening of roadway approaches to the bridge in order to accommodate active transportation and provide appropriate turning lanes that connect Montreal Street with Highway 15. Approximately 800m of roadway, intersection and shoreland improvements form the roadway component of the project including:
- Approximately 350m of roadway from the bridge abutment on the west shore to the intersection at John Counter Blvd. and Montreal St
- Approximately 400m of roadway from the bridge abutment on the east shore to the intersection at Gore Rd. and Highway 15
- A 4m-wide multi-use pathway(s) along the south side of the bridge deck for active transportation and look-out and interpretive areas.
- Barriers for public safety to separate the vehicle traffic and the multi-use path
- Public viewing areas on the south side of the bridge
- Kiewit and the rest of the IPD Team are currently responsible for constructing the Kingston Third Crossing