The City of Edmonton, Strathcona County and the River Valley Alliance have finalized funding to realize their shared vision for a new footbridge over the North Saskatchewan River. Pre-construction activities are underway and construction is expected to finish in 2025.
The new footbridge is being constructed across the North Saskatchewan River, to link Strathcona County (Township Road 540) with the City of Edmonton (167 Avenue) and connect people to the trail systems within the North Saskatchewan River Valley. The Great Trail of Canada (Trans-Canada Trail) will connect to this pedestrian bridge through the local trail systems.
The new footbridge design includes:
- A gathering area at each end of the footbridge
- Shared pathways from the bridge to the existing trail system
- Two viewing lookout areas
News release - June 7, 2023 announcing the beginning of construction.
Information release - April 27, 2022 announcing funding approval.
The footbridge would be located near the riverside nature trail.
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Online presentation- March 24, 2022
Thank you for attending the March 24 online presentation where we shared preliminary designs for the proposed footbridge and open spaces on each side of the North Saskatchewan River. If you were unable to attend, please view the presentation (YouTube video).
Online presentation - June 2021
Thank you for attending the June 24 online presentation where we shared concept designs for the proposed footbridge and open spaces on each side of the North Saskatchewan River. If you were unable to attend, please view the presentation (YouTube video).