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Local NewsMinistry of Transportation re-opens Hwy. 403 and Wayne Gretzky Parkway

The Wayne Gretzky bridge over Highway 403 westbound lanes was struck by a piece of construction equipment being transported along the highway on Monday, May 9.

When the bridge was struck, a girder protecting the bridge was dislodged and fell on the highway below, resulting in the temporary closure of all lanes of Highway 403. No injuries have been reported.

Ministry structural engineers and maintenance staff were on site assessing the damage to the bridge, completing an inspection and determining if repairs are required.

Following their inspection, Highway 403 and Wayne Gretzky Parkway reopened at 5:30 a.m. this morning.

The bridge was struck twice in December 2021 and January 2022 by oversized loads being transported along Highway 403, causing damage to the bridge which necessitated closure of one lane on Wayne Gretzky Parkway until necessary repairs can be completed. These repairs are currently being tendered.

The City will continue to issue regular updates on ongoing repairs as they are provided by the Ministry of Transportation.

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