Save the Alexandra Bridge

Alexandra Bridge as seen from Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau. Photo: D. Jones

The Alexandra Bridge Coalition 

An inter-provincial, multi-disciplinary Coalition made up of advocates from the heritage, transportation and environmental sectors has been formed to protect the future of the historic Alexandra Bridge.

The federal government is proposing to demolish the Bridge on the basis that it can no longer sustain vehicular traffic. The Alexandra Bridge Coalition would like that decision to be revisited, in light of the Government of Canada's own commitment to renew heritage sites and cultural landscapes, and its policies on climate change and green infrastructure. 

The Coalition proposes that the Bridge be retained for its national built-heritage value and significance, and repurposed for green infrastructure transportation.

Read our Media Release HERE.

CLICK HERE for the list of Alexandra Bridge Coalition signatories. 

Your Voice Matters!

The Alexandra Bridge Coalition calls upon Canadians to contact the Prime Minister and the Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada to DEFEND OUR HERITAGE AND PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT and exercise their authority to protect the Alexandra Bridge, an iconic landmark in the Nation's Capital, from demolition.

Take Action

Contact Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Justin.Trudeau@parl.gc.ca (Subject Line: Future of Alexandra Bridge)

Contact Minister of Public Service and Procurement Canada Anita Anand at Anita.Anand@parl.gc.ca (Subject Line: Future of Alexandra Bridge)

Read our letter to the Prime Minister HERE.

Read our letter to the Minister of PSPC HERE.

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