Main page content begins here

Artist rendering of the Terwillegar Park Footbridge

In July 2013, City Council approved the construction of a 262 metre footbridge to link Terwillegar Park to River Valley Oleskiw.

The initiative realizes the direction outlined in the Terwillegar Park Concept Plan to link the park to the north side of the river.

Construction

The construction of the Terwillegar Park Footbridge was completed in fall 2016 and the bridge opened to the public on October 21, 2016.

Community Engagement

In fall 2013, the City began conversations about the Terwillegar Park Footbridge and West End Trails with park users, user groups, area community league representatives, and members of the public.

A Community Advisory Committee has been established that includes representatives from area community leagues and park user groups.

A series of open houses were also held to allow citizens an opportunity to provide their feedback. Summary reports from the Sept 21, 2013, and May 31, 2014, open houses are below:

May 31, 2014 Open House

Presentation panels from the May 31, 2014, Terwillegar Park Footbridge/West End Trails open house:

Terwillegar Park Footbridge and West End Trails Public Engagement Progress Report

September 21, 2013 Open House

Presentation panels from the September 21, 2013, Terwillegar Park Footbridge/West End Trails open house:

Terwillegar Park Footbridge/West End Trails Overview

Terwillegar Park Footbridge Concept and Feedback Panels

Terwillegar Park Footbridge/West End Trails Feedback

Environment

The City of Edmonton has conducted environmental reviews on the Terwillegar Park Footbridge to reduce the environmental impact of this project.

Environmental Impact Mitigation Strategies

  • Footbridge design was chosen partly due to its minimal impact on environment including:
  • A small construction footprint requires less time to fully reclaim disturbed areas
  • A short in-water construction schedule which will minimize its impact on fisheries in the North Saskatchewan River
  • Its design uses less construction material than other options
  • Specialists including wildlife biologists, vegetation ecologists, rare plant specialists, erosion and sediment control specialists, and fisheries biologists evaluated the designs of the footbridge and trail options identifying opportunities to mitigate or eliminate environmental impacts during the design process

The full reports on the results of the environmental reviews for the construction of the Terwillegar Park Footbridge are available as part of the April 15, 2014 Council meeting minutes. (item 6.17)

For More Information

Tariq Aziz, P.Eng.

Telephone

780-496-8192

Email tariq.aziz@edmonton.ca

End of page content. Please choose between the following five options:

Back to main menu Back to current page menu and content View current page breadcrumb Back to site search Continue to page footer content