Victoria Bridge Reconstruction

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About this project

Victoria Bridge is located on Ridout Street South over the Thames River, south of Horton Street East, next to Thames Park. The existing bridge will be replaced with a new “through arch” structure, and includes a widened deck surface to better accommodate bicycle traffic, pedestrians, and improved connectivity with the Thames Valley Parkway.

The project includes road work on Ridout Street extending from the Horton Street intersection to Ingleside Place. The bridge replacement work requires full closure of Ridout Street to motor vehicles, from Horton Street to Ingleside Place, with general traffic detoured to Wharncliffe Road and Wellington Road.


A temporary active transportation bridge is in place to maintain access through the area for cyclists and pedestrians during the Ridout Street closure.


Construction update - Concrete deck pour in October 2023

Photo courtesy of McLean Taylor Construction Limited



Time lapse of the bridge arch lifts


Project update

We’ve certainly come a long way since breaking ground in 2022, however, there is still significant work ahead. Work is continuing through the winter months to complete the necessary concrete work as well as full restoration of the Thames Valley Parkway pathways, the Thames Park parking lot, and new tennis courts before reopening Ridout Street and the new bridge.

We are working toward substantial completion and reopening of the area by late spring of 2024. In the meantime, the temporary active transportation bridge will remain in place to maintain access through the area for cyclists and pedestrians.

Traffic Impacts

Ridout Street is closed to all traffic from Thames Park to Horton Street while the project is underway.

A signed detour for motorists is in place along Commissioners Road, Wellington Road, Wharncliffe Road and Horton Street.

A section of the TVP beneath the bridge is also closed, and a detour is in place, as well as a temporary active transportation bridge.

LTC routes 4 and 15 are impacted by the closure and will be detoured along Grand Avenue, Carfrae Crescent and Richmond Street.



Public Update Meeting:

The City of London hosted a virtual public update meeting (PUM) on Thursday, January 27, 2022, to give an update on the project and to present the latest designs, and plans for construction. Construction is expected to start in spring 2022.


Thanks to everyone who joined the Public Information Session. This meeting was a chance to:

  • view project design
  • learn about the plans for construction and what to expect
  • learn about potential impacts and mitigation
  • participate in a question and answer period with the project team

Design Update

In response to feedback the City received, the general traffic lanes on Victoria Bridge have been narrowed from 3.5 m to 3.3 m, and bollards will be added to the northbound bike lane to provide physical separation between vehicles and people on bikes.

As the City explores cycling infrastructure improvements to the north and south of Victoria Bridge on Ridout Street, it will be with an eye to integrating the northbound bridge bike lane to be consistent with those designs. The wider bridge deck in the new design allows for flexibility to adapt and adjust bridge operations to align with future conditions on Ridout Street.

Stay connected

If you wish to receive email updates from the City of London regarding this project, you can sign-up by clicking here, or using the form below.


About this project

Victoria Bridge is located on Ridout Street South over the Thames River, south of Horton Street East, next to Thames Park. The existing bridge will be replaced with a new “through arch” structure, and includes a widened deck surface to better accommodate bicycle traffic, pedestrians, and improved connectivity with the Thames Valley Parkway.

The project includes road work on Ridout Street extending from the Horton Street intersection to Ingleside Place. The bridge replacement work requires full closure of Ridout Street to motor vehicles, from Horton Street to Ingleside Place, with general traffic detoured to Wharncliffe Road and Wellington Road.


A temporary active transportation bridge is in place to maintain access through the area for cyclists and pedestrians during the Ridout Street closure.


Construction update - Concrete deck pour in October 2023

Photo courtesy of McLean Taylor Construction Limited



Time lapse of the bridge arch lifts


Project update

We’ve certainly come a long way since breaking ground in 2022, however, there is still significant work ahead. Work is continuing through the winter months to complete the necessary concrete work as well as full restoration of the Thames Valley Parkway pathways, the Thames Park parking lot, and new tennis courts before reopening Ridout Street and the new bridge.

We are working toward substantial completion and reopening of the area by late spring of 2024. In the meantime, the temporary active transportation bridge will remain in place to maintain access through the area for cyclists and pedestrians.

Traffic Impacts

Ridout Street is closed to all traffic from Thames Park to Horton Street while the project is underway.

A signed detour for motorists is in place along Commissioners Road, Wellington Road, Wharncliffe Road and Horton Street.

A section of the TVP beneath the bridge is also closed, and a detour is in place, as well as a temporary active transportation bridge.

LTC routes 4 and 15 are impacted by the closure and will be detoured along Grand Avenue, Carfrae Crescent and Richmond Street.



Public Update Meeting:

The City of London hosted a virtual public update meeting (PUM) on Thursday, January 27, 2022, to give an update on the project and to present the latest designs, and plans for construction. Construction is expected to start in spring 2022.


Thanks to everyone who joined the Public Information Session. This meeting was a chance to:

  • view project design
  • learn about the plans for construction and what to expect
  • learn about potential impacts and mitigation
  • participate in a question and answer period with the project team

Design Update

In response to feedback the City received, the general traffic lanes on Victoria Bridge have been narrowed from 3.5 m to 3.3 m, and bollards will be added to the northbound bike lane to provide physical separation between vehicles and people on bikes.

As the City explores cycling infrastructure improvements to the north and south of Victoria Bridge on Ridout Street, it will be with an eye to integrating the northbound bridge bike lane to be consistent with those designs. The wider bridge deck in the new design allows for flexibility to adapt and adjust bridge operations to align with future conditions on Ridout Street.

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