Harmer Avenue pedestrian bridge to be demolished, replaced

By Bruce Deachman, Ottawa Sun, May 18, 2018

After crossing the Harmer Avenue pedestrian bridge from her home on the south side of the Queensway, Tiana Benoit stops at the north end of the bridge and waits. It’s just before 8:30 on a bright Monday morning, and close to 20 minutes remain before the final morning bell at Fisher Park Public School will call her inside.

Moments later, Sammy Siscoe comes bounding up the bridge’s decrepit concrete steps from Helena Street and greets Tiana. The two 12-year-olds are best friends and schoolmates at Fisher Park, but they’re not in the same class, so they meet on the bridge every morning and walk the remaining hundred metres or so together, chatting before their school day begins.


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