Bridge opens to link two communities next to major LRT line in Mississauga

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Published July 4, 2024 at 1:49 pm

New Mississauga LRT bridge opens near QEW.
Overhead look at the new Eaglewood bridge that's part of the Hazel McCallion LRT Line south of the QEW in Mississauga. (Photo: Metrolinx)

A new bridge that links communities on both sides of Hurontario Street in Mississauga’s south end as part of the $4.6-billion Hazel McCallion light-rail transit line has officially opened to motorists and pedestrians.

The Eaglewood bridge, located near Port Credit GO Station and described by project leaders as “a step forward” for the massive Mississauga-to-Brampton transit initiative, opened on Thursday along with a new signalized intersection, Metrolinx said in an online project update.

Metrolinx, the provincial agency overseeing the major project, added the new bridge opening will be followed on Friday by demolition of the old Inglewood bridge.

Officials said the bridge will help ensure smooth east-west traffic flow for vehicles travelling from one side of the Hazel McCallion Line (Hurontario Street) to the other.

“This new bridge, spanning Mary Fix Creek near Port Credit GO Station, serves as a crucial link connecting Eaglewood Boulevard to Oriole Avenue,” project officials said.

When completed sometime early in 2025, the Hazel McCallion Line will run some 22 kilometres along Hurontario Street, starting at Port Credit GO just north of the lake in Mississauga and running north into Brampton with some two dozen stops along the way.

A handful of those stops will be in Mississauga’s downtown core by Square One Shopping Centre where plans for the “downtown loop” have been restored.

The new bridge over Mary Fix Creek, one of Mississauga’s oldest and most important creeks, will extend from Eaglewood Boulevard in the east to Oriole Avenue in the west, just south of Inglewood Drive.

It’s replacing the aging structure that was in place for decades, project leaders noted.

Another view of the Eaglewood bridge while under construction. (All photos/images: Metrolinx)

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