Victoria Bridge is located on Ridout Street South, and spans the South Branch of the Thames River, just south of Horton Street.
A version of the Victoria Bridge has provided the connecting link across the south branch of the Thames River in this location since 1848. The current bridge, built in 1926 with the last major rehabilitation work completed in 1956, is in need of significant repairs. Ridout Street South is classified as a primary collector roadway with 12,000 vehicles per day along with being a primary cycle and pedestrian route in the City of London, connecting the Old South area to the downtown core and the Thames Valley Parkway. Given the structure’s age, repair needs, structural capacity limitations, functional deck width, safe accommodation for cyclists, existing utilities supported by the bridge and other considerations,
The City of London has retained AECOM Canada Ltd., to undertake a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to evaluate rehabilitation OR replacement alternatives for this structure. This evaluation of alternatives will determine the best solution to address the general structural deterioration of the bridge and accommodation for all users.
Public Input is welcome throughout the study. Two Public Information Centres will be held in 2017 to present the preferred alternative. A subsequent notice will include the date, time, and location of the meeting. To provide comments, or to be added to the mailing list, please contact the people identified under the “contact us” section in the top right corner of this page.