Pedestrian bridges to be demolished, then replaced at Mississauga park

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Published March 7, 2024 at 5:06 pm

Pedestrian bridge in Mississauga park to be demolished.

Two weather-beaten pedestrian bridges at a popular north Mississauga park will soon be demolished and replaced by new structures.

The walking bridges that are part of the trail around man-made Lake Aquitaine in Meadowale are scheduled to be torn down late this month, according to Mississauga Ward 9 Coun. Martin Reid.

They’ll then be replaced by new bridges and the area around them will be restored, City of Mississauga officials said in an online project update.

Lake Aquitaine Park, including the small picturesque body of water, is located next to Meadowvale Community Centre and features a paved walking trail circling the lake that’s well-used by joggers, dog walkers, kids and others just out for a stroll.

The greenspace is bordered by Aquitaine Avenue, Battleford Road, Montevideo Road and Glen Erin Drive.

Reid said in his most recent newsletter to residents the restoration project is part of the city’s annual bridge program. The two Lake Aquitaine Park pedestrian bridges “are at the end of their life cycle,” he added.

They’ll be replaced by new, prefabricated bridges, according to the city.

The work was initially scheduled to begin in February, but was delayed by about a month. Once work is close to getting underway, appropriate signage alerting residents and park users will be posted.

Trails, an outdoor fitness circuit, a fishing dock and a spray pad are among other features of the Meadowvale park.

Lake Aquitaine is a man-made stormwater management pond that’s fed by run-off water from the surrounding area. It’s meant to improve water quality before it enters the Credit River, city officials say.

A variety of fish can be found in the lake, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rock bass, perch and crappie.

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