ROCKY RIDGE BOARDWALK
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Project Type: Pedestrian Bridges
About This Project
Walking along the boardwalk, users will note the various curves in the design echoing the familiar curves of nearby rolling hills – a unique way for residents to experience nature as they move throughout their community.
Sustainability was a key driver in design, as the wetland the Rocky Ridge Boardwalk crosses was created with the intention of offsetting the environmental impacts of nearby construction projects.
Alaskan Yellow Cedar was the design material of choice due to its natural durability. The boardwalk features the cedar in its natural form, free of any chemical treatment and coatings. The result is a low-maintenance, environmentally conscious boardwalk that can be properly repurposed at the end of its long lifecycle.
Over time, the yellow cedar will weather to a subtle silver, camouflaging itself into the galvanized piles on which it sits.
Completed in May of 2017, the Rocky Ridge Boardwalk continues to melt into its surroundings, offering a one of a kind way for all passersby to immerse themselves into nature for years to come.
- Structural Engineering
- Supporting Services