Engineering Information

Bridge and Structure Condition

Toronto Bridge Guide

Learn about the condition of a City-owned bridge. Click on any bridge located on the map and find out its age, date of last inspection, inspection results and next inspection date. Information is updated annually after each cycle of inspections is completed and processed. A photo of the bridge or structure is also posted.

Understanding Bridge Inspections and Results

Like all infrastructure, bridges require ongoing maintenance. Routine inspections help the City ensure that its bridges are well maintained and repairs occur at the best time in the bridge's life cycle. In addition, each bridge undergoes a routine inspection every two years. Results from these inspections are added together and the bridge is given a rating out of 100.

Good (70-100):                                                        

For a bridge with a BCI greater than 70, maintenance work is not usually required within the next five years.

Fair (60-70):

For a bridge with a BCI between 60 and 70 the maintenance work is usually scheduled within the next five years. This is the ideal time to schedule major bridge repairs from an economic perspective.

Poor (Less than 60):  

A poor rating does not necessarily mean the bridge is unsafe or unsuitable for use. It may mean that repairs are needed to improve its rating to fair or good.

For a bridge with a BCI rating of less than 60, maintenance work is usually scheduled within approximately one year.

Immediate action will be taken to address any safety concerns.

Planned Bridge Work

The City has plans to work on a number of bridges in the coming years. Learn about planned capital repairs by visiting T.O. INview .

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation performs routine inspections of their bridges, some of which are in Toronto. Details of their program can be found at www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/highway-bridges/ontario-bridges.shtml .