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Ongoing Public Consultation on The Benefits and Impacts of The Alexandra Bridge Replacement is Available

The Alexandra Bridge has been an iconic feature of the Ottawa–Gatineau skyline for over 120 years. Originally built to accommodate rail and other modes of transportation, the bridge is now used annually by thousands of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. It is reaching the end of its service life, and is due for replacement. Ongoing repairs will allow it to remain in use until the start of construction in 2028.

In partnership with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)— the department responsible for the management of the Alexandra Bridge —the NCC is leading a comprehensive engagement process on this project. The Alexandra Bridge replacement project is in the pre-planning stage.

Ongoing engagement
The NCC is gathering additional input on the anticipated benefits and potential impact mitigation strategies for the bridge replacement. A separate engagement process is also under way with Indigenous partners. Share why the Alexandra Bridge replacement matters to you by filling out our online survey, available until December 12, 2021.

Planning and design principles

During the first round of consultation in fall 2020, over 3,000 participants gave feedback on the planning and design principles that build on the bridge’s legacy. In June 2021, the NCC Board of Directors approved these guiding principles.

Impact assessment process

The input also informs the initial phases of the impact assessment process for the project. An Initial project description will form part of this assessment, and will be submitted to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) in early 2022. The project will move to the planning stage at that time.