Construction Update - November 2013
Crews are excavating within the south side cofferdams for thrust blocks that will support future bridge arches.
Residents in the vicinity of the project area may have experienced noise disruptions from pile driving for the new bridge. This noise is from construction crews driving piles into the river bank.
This hammering is necessary to complete bridge foundation work, and is expected to continue until the end of 2013. The contractor is permitted to work within the constraints set by City Noise Bylaws. Any changes to the work schedule could delay the contractor’s work and increase project costs.
The City greatly appreciates residents’ patience during this time. The project team is working hard to complete the foundations as soon as possible.
The east sidewalk across the Walterdale Bridge has been permanently closed to pedestrians and cyclists to ensure site safety. Access across the bridge along the west sidewalk will remain open.
About the Project
The Walterdale Bridge has served Edmonton for a century and is reaching the end of its service life. A new bridge will replace the old bridge, spanning the North Saskatchewan River to connect the intersection of Queen Elizabeth Park Road and Walterdale Hill on the river's south side to the River Valley Road/Rossdale Road/105 Street intersection on the north side.
January 7, 2013 - The area around the existing Walterdale Bridge will be affected by construction activities for the new bridge, including trail closures and detours. Portions of Queen Elizabeth Park, Kinsmen Park and the area around the EPCOR generating station will be affected. To ensure public safety, please stay away from the closed areas during construction.
Where We Are Today
Preliminary engineering and design for the new bridge is complete. Construction of the replacement bridge began in June 2013 and will continue through 2015. The old bridge is scheduled to be removed in 2015-16.
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