Trail Access Map
- Construction began in 2008.
- Total cost of project: 28.2 million. – shared between the City; Province of Alberta and the River Valley Alliance.
- It is classified as a suspension bridge. Believed to be the second largest in Alberta.
- First footbridge to be built in Edmonton since 1985.
- Footbridge is 250 metres long and 5 metres wide.
- The bridge deck is only 300 mm thick and is composed of several individual pre-cast concrete segments which are tied together as one unit.
- The bridge has only two piers in the river, meaning less impact on the river environment.
- Different construction components have come from around the world: the cable was manufactured in the UK and then assembled in the US.
- Total of 2.5 km of new trails built.
- Final trail connections will be completed in 2011.
- Funded through the River Valley Alliance.
- Paving of the trail from the east end of the bridge east to Whitemud Rd.
- Paving from the west end of the bridge to the trail junction and to the bottom of the hill.
- Landscaping will be completed with some tree/ shrub planting around the trail.
- Fencing will also be constructed to provide some boundary areas around the trails and bridge entrance where it is best suited.
- New stairs were constructed at Patricia Ravine.
- A new walking bridge was built across Wolf Willow Ravine.
- Final construction and grand opening will occur in spring 2011.
Fort Edmonton Footbridge Trail Access: