Engineering Information

Bridge and Structure Condition

Learn about the condition of a number of bridges and structures in Toronto. Click on any bridge or structure located on the map and find out its age, year of last inspection, inspection results, and next inspection year. The information provided in this web tool is for bridges and structures managed by the City of Toronto (City) and the Province of Ontario-Ministry of Transportation (MTO). Information is updated annually after each cycle of inspections is completed and processed. Available photos of the bridges and structures are also posted.

 


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Understanding Inspections and Results for City-managed Bridges and Structures

Like all infrastructure, bridges and structures require ongoing maintenance. Routine inspections help the City ensure that its bridges and structures are well maintained and repairs occur at the best time in the bridge's or structure's life cycle. In addition, each bridge or structure managed by the City Engineering & Construction Services and MTO undergo routine inspection every two years. Results from these inspections are added together and the bridge or structure is given an overall rating based on the Bridge Condition Index (BCI).

City Parks, Forestry & Recreation (PF&R) pedestrian bridges and structures undergo general inspections on a regular basis and detailed assessments every five years. Based on the results of these inspections, each Parks' pedestrian bridge or structure is given an overall rating based on its Condition Rating (CR).

Criteria used to generate bridges and structures overall ratings as Good, Fair, or Poor based on BCI or CR are illustrated in the table below.

 
RATING INDEX CRITERIA

 

Good

BCI:

70 - 100
For a bridge or structure with a BCI 70 or greater (up to 100), maintenance work is not usually required within the next five years.

CR:

0.0 - 0.3
For a PF&R pedestrian bridge or structure with a CR 0.0 or greater and less than 0.4, major maintenance work is not usually required within the next ten years.

 

 

Fair

BCI:

60 - 69
For a bridge or structure with a BCI 60 or greater and less than 70, the maintenance work is usually scheduled within the next five years. This is the ideal time to schedule major bridge or structure repairs from an economic perspective.

CR:

0.4 - 0.7
For a PF&R pedestrian bridge or structure with a CR 0.4 or greater and less than 0.8, major maintenance work is usually scheduled within the next five years.

 

 

 

Poor

 

BCI:

0 - 59
For a bridge or structure with a BCI rating of less than 60, maintenance work is usually scheduled within approximately one year. A poor rating does not necessarily mean the bridge or structure is unsafe or unsuitable for use. It may mean that repairs are needed to improve its rating to Fair or Good.
 

CR:

0.8 or Greater
For a PF&R pedestrian bridge or structure with a CR 0.8 or greater, maintenance work is usually scheduled within the short term. A poor rating does not necessarily mean the parks' pedestrian bridge or structure is unsafe or unsuitable for use. It may mean that repairs are needed to improve its rating to Fair or Good.
Immediate action will be taken to address any safety concerns on all bridges and structures.
 

Planned Construction Work on City-managed Bridges and Structures

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 (MTO) performs routine inspections of their bridges, some of which are in Toronto. Details of MTO program can be found by visiting Ontario Bridge Repairs and Inspections Information.

Accessible version of the data in MS-Excel file format is available in the City of Toronto Open Data Catalogue

Bridge and Structure FAQs

Frequently asked questions about City of Toronto Bridges and Structures.

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