Walterdale Bridge Replacement
The City of Edmonton confirmed the need to replace the Walterdale Bridge and mandated that the replacement bridge be a point of pride for the city and have a signature style.
The bridge is situated in Edmonton's river valley, adjacent to natural environment, historically significant sites, a former industrial plant and the Kinsmen recreation centre. The corridor handles a significant volume of the morning commute, serving as the major northbound entrance to the city’s downtown.
Pathways and Trails
Active transportation and recreational trails are an important element of the project. The new bridge will feature enhanced pedestrian and cycling facilities by incorporating a wide, shared-use bridge on the east side and a sidewalk on the west side. A new trail will be built below the north side of the new bridge, and the whole area will be reconnected with the existing Edmonton River Valley trail system.
There was intense public interest and varied opinions on bridge style, bridge alignment and roadway improvements. The through-arch bridge style fits the valley setting and respects the history of the site, and will minimize impacts to the river channel by using a single span bridge. The existing two-lane bridge will be replaced by a three-lane bridge, reducing traffic delays and improving bridge operations and safety.
For more information, visit the City of Edmonton's website