City to start designing pathway on unused rail bridge

By Kate Porter, CBC News Ottawa, December 9, 2020

The City of Ottawa wants to have designs ready to turn the Prince of Wales Bridge into a multi-use pathway over the Ottawa River, in case federal funding becomes available.

On Wednesday, city council directed staff to start the environmental assessment and design for that pathway using $540,000 set aside for pier works that it now plans to spread out over time. 

"It's taken a long time to get to where we've gotten today," said Mayor Jim Watson, who tabled the motion.

Coun. Theresa Kavanagh said she has dreamed of such a pathway for nearly twenty years, and thinks of it every time she cycles under the unused bridge on her way to city hall.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/prince-of-wales-bridge-environmental-assessment-1.5833006