Pedestrian Bridge


Closing: December 18, 2018 at 11:00am

The Town of Smiths Falls has issued an RFP for the provision of a pedestrian bridge across the Rideau River between the Combined and Detached Locks on the Rideau Canal System, Contract #18-CS-08.

Sealed submissions will be received in envelopes clearly marked as to contents by the Town Clerk at her office in the Town Hall, 77 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls, Ontario, until 11:00 am local time on Tuesday December 18, 2018 for the provision of a pedestrian bridge(s) spanning the Rideau River between the Combined and Detached locks for Parks Canada on the Rideau Canal system.

Purpose and scope:

Provide a plan, design, cost and timeline for the provision and installation of a pedestrian linkage across the Rideau River (possibly adjacent to the Water Treatment Plant on Abbott Street) in the basin between the Combined and Detached locks for Parks Canada on the Rideau Canal system. A map of the area with water elevations is included in the appendix below. Basic requirements for the licencing authorities of Parks Canada and the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) indicate that any structure crossing the river must be above 121.5M elevation to ensure that structures are not exposed to high water. This level has been provided by the RVCA as an indication of the 100-year flood mark.

Structures should be pleasing to the eye and fit with the surrounding area. The structure should also enhance the beauty of the waterfront and the Victoria Park basin. Along with measurements, design, cost and installation dates for the project proponents will provide a rendering or mock-up of the proposed design to aid in the selection of the winning design.

It is the goal of the Corporation of the Town of Smiths Falls to have a structure in place in the Spring of 2019 following the Spring freshet as water levels and environment allow.

RFP’s will be opened in Public 11:05a.m. on Tuesday December 18, 2018, in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall, 77 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls, Ontario.

Contact:
Art Manhire
Phone: 613-283-4124 ext. 6101
amanhire@smithsfalls.ca