Corbett Creek Bridge and Boardwalk Replacement

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The Town of Whitby is seeking community feedback on upgrades being planned to the Whitby Waterfront Trail through the Corbett Creek area.

These are the planned upgrades:

1 - Corbett Creek Upgrades - Overview

There are a number of upgrades planned for the Corbett Creek Trail.

Review the Corbett Creek Upgrades - Overview

2 - Corbett Creek Bridge - Upgrade

Corbett Creek bridgeThe existing Corbett Creek Bridge, built in 1992, is planned to be relocated and replaced approximately 120 metres north of the existing bridge to meet current design standards and accessibility requirements. The Waterfront Trail will be extended to the new bridge location.

Some of the updates for the Bridge include:

  • The existing bridge is very narrow, with a clear width of 1.75 metres. The supporting structure of the sewer the bridge is built over cannot accommodate a wider bridge replacement, so a new location needed to be found. An engineering feasibility study determined the best location for the new bridge to be 120 metres north of the existing crossing.
  • The new bridge spans approximately 80 metres crossing the Corbett Creek and associated wetlands.
  • The bridge will consist of structural steel trusses, metal railings and either wood or steel decking.

Review the Corbett Creek Bridge - Upgrade

3 - Corbett Creek Marsh Boardwalk - Upgrades

The existing Corbett Creek Marsh Boardwalk, also built in 1992, is planned to be replaced to meet current design standards and accessibility requirements.

Some of the updates for the Boardwalk include:

  • The new raised boardwalk will follow the existing alignment.
  • The boardwalk spans approximately 150 metres and will run adjacent to the Corbett Creek marsh edge.
  • The boardwalk will consist of structural steel trusses, metal railings, and wood or steel decking.
  • The existing boardwalk has a clear width of 2.25 metres, whereas the new boardwalk will have a minimum 3-metre clear width with additional widened rest areas/viewing areas.

Review the Corbett Creek Marsh Boardwalk - Upgrade

These upgrades will help to improve accessibility for all trail users.


Have Your Say

Residents were invited to comment and share their feedback on the proposed upgrades by completing a short survey by December 23, 2022.

Next Steps

Once community feedback has been received and considered, the project will be tendered, with construction anticipated to begin in September 2024.

The Town of Whitby is seeking community feedback on upgrades being planned to the Whitby Waterfront Trail through the Corbett Creek area.

These are the planned upgrades:

1 - Corbett Creek Upgrades - Overview

There are a number of upgrades planned for the Corbett Creek Trail.

Review the Corbett Creek Upgrades - Overview

2 - Corbett Creek Bridge - Upgrade

Corbett Creek bridgeThe existing Corbett Creek Bridge, built in 1992, is planned to be relocated and replaced approximately 120 metres north of the existing bridge to meet current design standards and accessibility requirements. The Waterfront Trail will be extended to the new bridge location.

Some of the updates for the Bridge include:

  • The existing bridge is very narrow, with a clear width of 1.75 metres. The supporting structure of the sewer the bridge is built over cannot accommodate a wider bridge replacement, so a new location needed to be found. An engineering feasibility study determined the best location for the new bridge to be 120 metres north of the existing crossing.
  • The new bridge spans approximately 80 metres crossing the Corbett Creek and associated wetlands.
  • The bridge will consist of structural steel trusses, metal railings and either wood or steel decking.

Review the Corbett Creek Bridge - Upgrade

3 - Corbett Creek Marsh Boardwalk - Upgrades

The existing Corbett Creek Marsh Boardwalk, also built in 1992, is planned to be replaced to meet current design standards and accessibility requirements.

Some of the updates for the Boardwalk include:

  • The new raised boardwalk will follow the existing alignment.
  • The boardwalk spans approximately 150 metres and will run adjacent to the Corbett Creek marsh edge.
  • The boardwalk will consist of structural steel trusses, metal railings, and wood or steel decking.
  • The existing boardwalk has a clear width of 2.25 metres, whereas the new boardwalk will have a minimum 3-metre clear width with additional widened rest areas/viewing areas.

Review the Corbett Creek Marsh Boardwalk - Upgrade

These upgrades will help to improve accessibility for all trail users.


Have Your Say

Residents were invited to comment and share their feedback on the proposed upgrades by completing a short survey by December 23, 2022.

Next Steps

Once community feedback has been received and considered, the project will be tendered, with construction anticipated to begin in September 2024.

Page last updated: 08 Feb 2024, 01:26 PM