Cherry Street Bridge Safely Lowered to Horizontal Position

Toronto, ON (August 29, 2019) – This afternoon, the Cherry Street bridge over the Keating Channel was safely lowered as part of a joint operation led by PortsToronto and the City of Toronto. Work will now begin to lock the bridge into the horizontal position for structural inspections to ensure that it is safe for passage prior to re-instating access to vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. 
While this inspection process is ongoing, the aim is to have the bridge operational and safe for passage within the next week. The City of Toronto and PortsToronto appreciate everyone's patience as we continue to work toward re-instating access to the bridge as quickly and safely as possible.
Until the bridge is deemed safe for passage, traffic will continue to be re-routed along Lakeshore Boulevard East to the Don Roadway, which connects with Cherry Street via Villiers Street. Detour signage will remain in place until the bridge is once again operational. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians who want to access or return from the port lands can use the Don Roadway, Carlaw Avenue or Leslie Street.
Further information and updates related to operations and traffic/re-routing will be provided by the City of Toronto and PortsToronto via website and social media.
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