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Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Pedestrian Bridge for South Huron Trail Project

Proposed site for pedestrian bridge along South Huron Trail
Proposed site for pedestrian bridge along South Huron Trail

We invite the public to support the project to create a new pedestrian bridge on the South Huron Trail. The project goal for the pedestrian bridge is $175,000 and more than $54,000 has been raised towards this goal.

The proposed bridge is downstream of Morrison Dam. It would give trail users an alternative to walking along Morrison Line.

To donate to this project please contact the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation at 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 or email us through the staff contacts link.

The proposed bridge will be the same style as the Stirling Bridge. It would include a steel bridge, with boardwalks at both ends, and links to the existing trails.

The bridge would be suitable for pedestrians, cyclists, strollers, wheelchairs, the South Huron Trail Mobile (for people with limited mobility), and winter visitors. The completion of this project could enhance use of the trail for decades.

The use of the MacNaughton-Morrison Section of the South Huron trail has increased and vehicle traffic on Morrison Line seems to have increased as well. That two-lane municipal road is the only way for people to link the north and south sides of the MacNaughton-Morrison and Morrison Dam Conservation Area sections of the South Huron Trail.

The speed limit has been reduced and trail crossing signs have been installed. It would be yet one more added feature for trail users if this new pedestrian bridge is built downstream of Morrison Dam.

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation was incorporated in 1974 as a registered, charitable, non-profit organization that promotes accessible trails and other conservation projects in Ausable Bayfield watersheds.