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  • 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:

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For More Information

Allan Bartman

Bridge Construction

Title Construction Project Manager, Transportation Services


Gabriele Barry

Project Manager,
Land Use Planning & Environment,
Sustainable Development



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