Closure of Kleindale Bridge access on Suncoaster Trail

Tags:  2023 | News Release
Date Released: November 16, 2023

Parks services staff from the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) have closed public access to the South Kleindale Bridge on the Suncoaster trail effective immediately due to user safety and a deteriorating bridge structure.

The South Kleindale Bridge is a part of the Suncoaster Phase 1 trail network and is located off the North end of McKay Road in Pender Harbour, as shown on map below.

“This closure is being implemented immediately for the safety of the public,” says Jessica Huntington, Interim, SCRD Parks Services Manager. “The next step will be to have a qualified individual perform an assessment and determine options for the Kleindale Creek crossing. A timeline for completion of the assessment is early Spring 2024.”

Parks operations staff have identified that a support structure on the downstream side of the south Kleindale Bridge has a major crack in it which compromises the safety of the entire bridge.

The closure will impact access to the Suncoaster Trail between McKay road and Lions Park (approximately one kilometre of trail). The next available access point is a logging road 300 metres up the Sunshine Coast Highway from McKay Road or from trails through Lions Parks located 800 metres up the highway from McKay road.

The SCRD will continue to provide updates on the work and the status of the bridge closure to residents via social media and on the SCRD website.