Award Winning Pedestrian Bridge in Halton Hills

Town wins Parks and Recreation Ontario Award for Regan Ridge Bridge 

HALTON HILLS, ON – A pedestrian bridge installed by the Town in Hungry Hollow has been selected as a recipient of a prestigious Excellence in Design Award by Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO). As a non-profit association, PRO advocates for advancements in health, social and environmental issues in municipalities throughout the province. 

The 2015 PRO provincial awards recognizes the outstanding achievement of the Town of Halton Hills and local contractor R+M Construction for the quality of design and construction of the pedestrian bridge, as well as the approach to working in an environmentally sensitive area. “The PRO Awards showcase the very best of recreation and parks and also serve to draw attention to the importance and benefits of recreation for healthy people” said Mayor Rick Bonnette. “I’m proud of the Town’s success and hope that more residents take the opportunity to explore the trails and see what we have achieved in Hungry Hollow.” 

The Regan Ridge Bridge is 43.5m in length and links an established trail network within Hungry Hollow in Georgetown. The project was unique in its use of a collaborative design and construction approach between the Town of Halton Hills and R+M Construction resulting in minimal environmental disturbance, reduced project costs and “hands-on” community engagement. Regan Ridge Bridge is significant as it was the first pedestrian bridge of its kind for Credit Valley Conservation to review.

Its completion has created the “missing link” in the Hungry Hollow trails system offering residents the opportunity to access more than 5.3km of continuous walking/cycling trail and boardwalk in the heart of one of the area’s greatest natural resources. 

“The completion of the Regan Ridge Bridge represents the ongoing implementation of the Hungry Hollow Management Plan approved by Council in 2004” said Terry Alyman, Director of Recreation and Parks. “We’re pleased to be able to partner with skilled construction companies and to engage our local volunteers to promote the benefits of trails in our community.

Regan Ridge Bridge may be accessed from the Hall Road entrance to Hungry Hollow. More information on trails may be found on the Town’s website at www.haltonhills.ca/trails or by viewing the PRO Award submission for Regan Ridge Bridge at www.haltonhills.ca/PROaward

About the Town of Halton Hills The Town of Halton Hills, with a population of approximately 60,000, consists of two urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, the Halton Hills Premier Gateway employment area, three hamlets – Glen Williams, Stewarttown and Norval – and several smaller settlements. Halton Hills has long been recognized for its natural beauty, active agricultural community, high quality of life and proximity to major centres, including Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto. The Town is the 2013 recipient of the National Municipal Environmental Award from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators and is ranked as one of the top small communities in Canada by a national magazine.

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