Blackfriars Bridge Environmental Assessment
The City of London retained Dillon Consulting Limited to complete a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to evaluate alternative solutions for the future use of the Blackfriars Bridge. The existing wrought iron bowstring arch-truss bridge was constructed in 1875 and crosses the north branch of the Thames River in downtown London. Blackfriars Bridge is located in the historic Blackfriars neighbourhood of the City and is a cultural landmark. Since 2013, the Blackfriars Bridge was only open for pedestrian and cyclist use due to structural deterioration.
The preferred alternative was presented to the public at the June 18, 2015 Public Information Centre (PIC). Following the PIC the preferred alternative was reviewed and refined based on comments received.
Blackfriars Bridge Environmental Study Report
The Environmental Study Report (ESR) documents the EA and consultation process and provides detail on the preferred alternative. The preferred alternative includes the rehabilitation of Blackfriars Bridge to accommodate eastbound driving traffic, cyclists and pedestrians.
The ESR was on public review from February 25 to March 30, 2016. During the review period, two Part II Order requests were received by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. On April 19, 2017 the Minister issued his decision on the Part II Order requests, clearing the City to proceed with the project.
Blackfriars Bridge Public Information Centres
Below is a summary of documentation used for the Blackfriars Bridge Public Information Centres as part of the Environmental Assessment.
Public Information Centre 1
Public Information Centre 2
Public Information Centre 3 (Detailed Design & Construction)