Niagara Falls pedestrian bridge now open after months of construction

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Published July 19, 2021 at 1:34 pm

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Niagara Falls fitness buffs who enjoy a brisk walk or jog along the city trails got some good news on July 16.

After months of construction, the Millenium Trail is finally connected to the Niagara Parkway Recreational Trail after months of construction on the Whirlpool Road Pedestrian Bridge which now connects the two.

In a release, the City said, “This bridge is an important step in establishing a safe and convenient way for users of the Millennium Trail to continue along to the Niagara Parkway Recreational Trail.”

After the City posted the news on Facebook, the responses were predictably mixed. Motorists were quick to blast the project as a waste of money, saying the funds should have been channeled towards needed roadwork.

On the other side of the coin, the new bridge was lauded by walkers and joggers who would have to backtrack along their respective paths because the two respective trails simply ended at this spot.

In September 2020, City Council approved the construction of the pedestrian bridge at a cost of $2.2 million, giving Rankin Construction the go-ahead on the project.

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