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City seeks input on what to do with bridges in Mill Race Park

Council will make a final decision on the fate of the bridges next March
One of two timber bridges spanning the mill race in Mill Race Park on Water Street in Galt, which must be rebuild or removed.

The City of Cambridge is asking the public to weigh in on the future of two bridges in downtown Galt’s Mill Race Park.

The two bridges have been closed since last year, following a structural engineering review that found them to be unsafe and recommended they be removed or rebuilt.

The cost to rebuild both is estimated to be around $400,000.

There are three options being considered for the bridges and the public is being asked to share which of the three options they prefer:

  • Permanently close and remove both bridges
  • Rebuild both bridges
  • Rebuild one bridge and close and remove the other

Should only one bridge be rebuilt, this would be bridge 3, as outlined in the map. This is because bridge 2 has an incline that is too steep and does not meet accessibility requirements.

If rebuilding one or both bridges is preferred, the new structure would be comprised of galvanized steel girder, a galvanized steel railing system powder coated black and pressure treated wood decking.

The pedestrian bridges would be match one replaced in the park in 2019.

Public input will be shared to help determine the preferred option and will be presented to Council for a final decision in March 2024.

Learn more and take the survey by December 8, visit