The Mud Lake conservation area was severely affected by the 2017 and 2019 floods. As part of this project, the NCC will replace the existing pedestrian bridge, and rehabilitate a section of trail in the southeast section of Mud Lake.

The pedestrian bridge will be closed to the public from October 13, 2022, to spring 2023.

About the project 

This project follows the recommendations of the 2004 Mud Lake–Britannia Conservation Area Plan. It will complete the overall trail network and maintain universal accessibility standards.

  • New pedestrian bridge: More resilient to floods and universally accessible.
  • Improved trail section: Supports vegetation management efforts, wider (from 1 metre to 1.5 metres) and universally accessible.

Process and timeline

Phase 1: Fall 2022–spring 2023

  • Demolition of the existing floating pedestrian bridge.
  • Installation of the new prefabricated steel pedestrian bridge.

Phase 2: Spring 2023–summer 2023

  • Improvements to trail.
  • Rehabilitation of the twin culverts near the Britannia water purification plant.

This project is part of the NCC’s major infrastructure projects made possible with the Government of Canada’s $52.4-million investment from the 2020 federal budget.