Humber Village residents adapting to limited bridge access: vice-chair

Cory Hurley
Published on August 1, 2014
Work is progressing on the Humber Village bridge consisting of completely replacing the decking, removing a segment of the dilapidated timber decking and replacing with new composite material components.
Star photo by Geraldine Brophy

About halfway through the construction of the new bridge for Humber Village, residents have adapted to the restricted access to their community.

There is little choice, says Donna Scott, vice-chairperson of the corporation that administers the village on the north shore of the Humber River.

Being prohibited from accessing the only thoroughfare across the river between the hours of 8 a.m. to noon and from 1-6 p.m. is obviously a big inconvenience.

“I think most people are finding it is not as bad as we thought it might be,” Scott said.

With a couple of days of crews having some work to do off the bridge, there has even been some unscheduled openings, the vice-chair said.

“That was a pleasant surprise,” she said.

Having the new bridge, alleviating any concerns over its stability, as the end product, Scott said residents are being patient and understanding.

“It is (an) inconvenience, but people are adapting to it really well,” she said.

It appears as though the Aug. 30 completion date will be met for the two-month project, said Scott.