Humber River Bridge

The Humber River Bridge is being expanded to accommodate four additional bridge spans and the current at-grade rail crossing will be replaced by a tunnel that will be built under the rail corridor crossing, providing a safer passage for Weston Golf and Country Club members.

Updates

  • July 31 – In July, concrete deck slabs were installed to accommodate three additional tracks on the Humber River Bridge. Remediation of the Humber riverbank is also complete. In addition, the south access ramp has been removed and temporary construction access areas under the bridge have been re-graded. What to expect in the coming months:
    • Bridge waterproofing will be completed in August.
    • Substantial completion of the project in September.

Project Schedule

  • Construction start: April 2011
  • Construction complete: Fall 2014

What we are doing

  • Humber River Bridge
    • Bridge piers will be expanded on the north side to accommodate the additional tracks
    • The new span will effectively be double what it is today
  • Cart Path Tunnel
    • The tunnel will be built under the rail corridor crossing between holes 4 and 5 - completed
    • It will be suitable for all golfers and maintenance and will be designed to meet accessibility and safety features
  • Traffic - Installation of tie backs for the Humber River Bridge abutment structure will be installed. The nature of the soil is such that the presence of mud will be close to Weston Road. The right lane closure is to ensure safety of motorists during work.

How this will affect you

  • The construction schedule has been designed to minimize the amount of work on the Weston Golf and Country Club property during golf season
  • Crossing protection will be provided to safely escort golfers at the existing level crossing during construction
  • The landscaping will be restored to its current state
  • The 3rd hole tee box will be relocated
  • The new tracks will be continuous welded rail and the new spans will be ‘closed’ ballast decks for a quieter passage of trains

Photos

Noise and Vibration

Noise and vibration monitors have been set up along the Humber River Bridge project area to monitor any noise and vibration generated by the construction. This data will be posted on a weekly basis.

The following graph displays 1-hour averaged noise levels measured in decibels (dbA).

Humber River Bridge Noise Monitoring Graph

For a map of the station locations, please click here.

Archived graphs

2011 | 2012 | 2013 | December 30, 2013-January 4, 2014 | January 6-11 | January 13-18 | January 20-25 | January 27 - February 1 | February 3-8 | February 10-15 | February 17-22 | February 24-March 1 | March 3-8 | March 10-15 | March 17-22 | March 24-29 | March 31-April 5 | April 7-12 | April 14-19 | April 21-26 | April 28 - May 3 | May 5-10 | May 12-17 | May 19-24 | May 26-31 | June 2-6 | June 9-14 | June 16-21 | June 23-28 | June 30-July 5 | July 7-12 | July 14-19 | July 21-26 | July 28-August 2 | August 4-9 | August 11-16 | August 18-23 | August 25-30 | September 1-6 | September 8-13 | September 15-20 | September 22-27 | September 29-October 4 | October 6-11

Vibration

No elevated vibration levels were recorded during this construction period.

To learn more about how we're monitoring noise and vibration during construction, please see our Noise and Vibration page.

Tenders

Design consultant: Hatch Mott MacDonald, AECOM
Construction contractor: Bot Engineering & Construction Limited

Community Updates

For more information on the Humber River Bridge (Weston Golf and Country Club), please contact the Weston Community Office at 416-241-2300.