NOTICE TO RESIDENT: Renewal of St. Patrick Street Bridge & Porter’s Island Bridge

NOTICE TO RESIDENT: Renewal of St. Patrick Street Bridge & Porter’s Island Bridge


Dear Resident,

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend an upcoming Public Information Session to discuss a reconstruction project planned in your neighbourhood. Through this session, the latest design drawings, proposed schedule, and construction information related to the Renewal of St. Patrick Street Bridge & Porter’s Island Bridge will be on display for your review and staff will be present to answer any questions and receive comments. There will not be a formal presentation at this open house. Please attend at your leisure.

In addition to the above meeting, residents can also participate through viewing and commenting on the online documents to be posted at after the event. Your input is an important part of the consultation process. Your feedback can be submitted by email or by phone to the contact below between July 11 and July 25, 2024.

Project summary

What: To complete a life-cycle renewal of the bridges to extend their service lives; and to carry out active transportation modifications on the St. Patrick Street bridge and approaches for a designated unidirectional cycling facility along both sides of St. Patrick Street, and integration of dedicated cycling connections to adjacent routes.

Why: The existing bridge structures require a major rehabilitation to meet the current code requirements and extend their service lives.

When: The preliminary design phase for the project is complete. The detailed design is expected to be completed by the end of this summer. Construction is anticipated to be carried out from late fall 2024 to summer 2027 subject to funding approval.

Where: St. Patrick Street Bridge is located between the Crichton Street/Vanier Parkway intersection and 50 metres west of Lower Charlotte Street, while the Porter’s Island Bridge is located on Island Lodge Road.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Parsons to develop the design for this project


The City of Ottawa is committed to safety in and around project sites. The project team continues to work closely with the industry and to comply with recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development.

For further information about this project and/or to submit comments on the project, please contact the City project manager:

City Project Manager Lei Gong, PhD, P.Eng. Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Services Design and Construction – Municipal 100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8 Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 22738 Email:

Consultant Project Manager Patrick Mergel, P.Eng. Senior Structural Engineer Parsons 1223 Michael Street North, Ottawa, ON, K1J 7T2 Tel.: 613-691-1564 Email:

cc: Councillor Stéphanie Plante, Ward 12 – Rideau-Vanier

Councillor Rawlson King, Ward 13 – Rideau-Rockcliffe

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