Pedestrian bridge at Paletta Lakefront Park destroyed as the result of erosion caused by heavy rainfall.

News 100 redBy Staff

May 10th, 2017



The weather damage was worse than the Rob Peachey, manager of parks and open space realized.

Significant erosion has resulted in the pedestrian bridge closest to Lake Ontario in Paletta Lakefront Park has been closed to ensure public safety.


Paletta Mansion, the property was once owned by Laura Secord has a number of small bridges on the property. Spring rains took out one of those bridges.

There has been damage to the bridge supports and creek banks as a result of last week’s storms and wave action from Lake Ontario.

An engineering consultant has deemed the bridge unsafe for public use and has recommended the bridge be removed.

Plans for the removal of the bridge are underway and the area is being fenced-off with signage posted.

The bridge is expected to be out of service for an extended period of time.

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