The new Duggan Bridge is open to the public. Minor landscaping work will be done in spring 2022.
Project Update - October 2021
The Duggan Bridge replacement is open to the public, including a new 4.2 metre shared-use path and pedestrian lookout on the north side of the bridge.
We thank residents for their patience and understanding during construction. The new bridge is a single span bridge with steel girders and a concrete deck. One lane of traffic in each direction will continue on the new bridge and there is now a sidewalk on the south side.
Crews will be on site in spring 2022 to complete landscaping work and there will be minor single lane closures to complete this work.
Duggan Bridge is located on Saskatchewan Drive between 106 and 107 Streets. It is a single 54 metre span concrete arch (circa 1958) that carries 2 lanes of traffic and sidewalks on both sides over Fort Hill Road.
Previous rehabilitation work was completed in 1997, 2000, 2006 and 2018 to ensure the bridge was safe for all users. A bridge condition assessment was undertaken in 2018 which recommended that the bridge be replaced before 2023.
Work on the Duggan Bridge replacement began on Monday December 21, 2020.
Construction activities such as surveying and some tree removals will take place before the bridge is removed and replaced. Bridge and road closures, including trails and sidewalks on both Saskatchewan Drive and Fort Hill Road, will also occur.
Saskatchewan Drive will be closed between 106 and 107 Streets. Local access will be maintained. Information on closures and detours for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles is available on the map.
The City thanks all travellers for their patience as we complete this vital work.
Tree clearing and pruning along Saskatchewan Drive started on October 19, 2020 to prepare for the new, wider bridge. This allowed for a wider shared-use path on the north side of the new bridge.
Once construction has been completed, the site will be restored to match the surrounding natural areas of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. After the existing vegetation has been removed, the existing soils will be stripped off and stored during construction. These soils will be placed back on the site and a carefully selected mixture of trees and shrubs will be planted to re-establish the native vegetation and help to stabilize the soils at the site.