mission bridge current configuration

The current configuration of Mission Bridge.


Mission Bridge, located at the south end of the Mission District at the intersection of Elbow Drive and 4 Street S.W., connects the neighbourhoods of Roxboro and Rideau Park. The narrow, three-lane bridge, was opened to traffic in 1915 and consists of four concrete arches spanning over the Elbow River. Mission Bridge last underwent a major rehabilitation in 1987 and is now in need of upgrading. The City is planning this rehabilitation to start in 2024 in hopes of extending the life of the bridge and making it more user-friendly for all modes of transportation.

Scope of work

The Mission Bridge rehabilitation project will include repairing various bridge components such as the railing, approach slabs, piers, and abutments. The anticipated repairs will mainly address the concrete deterioration across the structure. It will also provide The City with an opportunity to redesign the bridge cross-section and improve mobility for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.

Project objectives

The main objectives of the project are to extend the bridge service life by 35 years, and to improve the overall mobility for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.