Rideau Canal Crossing

WSP continues to work to connect Canadian communities, this time in Old Ottawa with the Rideau Canal Crossing on the Unesco World Heritage site. This new multi-use bridge connects Old Ottawa East, Old Ottawa South and Glebe.


  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


  • City of Ottawa

Project Status

  • To be completed in 2019
Trips expected to move to active transportation modes
2,500 2,500
Span across the Rideau Canal
125m 125m
Total project approach structures and embankments
250m 250m
Architectural handrails
725m 725m
Structural steel
205 tonnes 205 tonnes
Project landscaping
0.5 hectares 0.5 hectares
We’re proud of what the Ottawa Bridge group has achieved on this project given its scope and challenges. One of our many strengths in WSP is our ability to deliver projects from conceptualization to fruition using a full range of services and a multidisciplinary approach. When completed next year, the Rideau Canal Crossing will be another shining example of what we can achieve together in Bridge Engineering.
Dominique Quesnel Vice President, Transportation Ontario & Atlantic, WSP Canada