The wooded section of the trail will continue to be open to all users, however the bridge crossing the Mersey River is closed until further notice.
The Trestle Trail Bridge has been closed to all users effective immediately. The engineering firm of AMEC Americas Ltd. was contracted to conduct an inspection and provide a report assessing the structural integrity of the Trestle Trail Bridge; the report submitted on Nov. 24 recommended that "pedestrian and all types of vehicles be prevented from using the bridge ... until further detailed investigation and engineering analysis be completed." The report stated the concrete foundation of the bridge spanning the Mersey River in Liverpool has experienced severe deterioration which now threatens its safety.
Council has authorized the immediate closure of the bridge, and has directed staff to investigate potential options and the magnitude of costs of further studies.
- 159 Bristol Avenue (Bristol Avenue Entrance)
- 44.045456, -64.722002
- 1.25 km gravel trail on former railway track and trestle bridge over the Mersey River
- Picnic tables/ benches
- Local History Markers
- Year round
- No snow or ice removal