Region of Queens Municipality

Nova Scotia, Canada

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The Trestle Trail Bridge Is Closed to All Users

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.

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.

This is a beautiful community walking trail. A former section of rail line, the Trestle Trail meanders along the Mersey River and through the picturesque town of Liverpool. The surface is well packed and it is a wide trail. There are fantastic river views in both directions.

Location:  Liverpool.

Trailhead: Take exit 19 off Highway 103 to Liverpool.  Vehicles can be parked at the Circle K Gas Station.  GPS (Bristol entrance): 44.045456, -64.722002.  

Significant Feature: Beautiful views of the Mersey River.

Trail Length: 1.2km 

Hiking Time: 20 mins

Ability Level:  Level trail is suitable for all skill levels.

For your comfort and safety: Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions.  Please note that the trail is not cleared in winter so ice may be a concern.  Please stay on the trail path and leave only footprints.  Pets should remain on a leash and bags are supplied at each trailhead so you can pick up after your dogs.  

Visitor Services:   Year round washrooms are available at the Circle K Gas Station.